Urumqi is one of those places in China that one should definitely pay a visit to. It is located in the north western section of the country and is home various tourist attractions and destinations. It is a place also rich in history and culture, given the many ethnic groups that made this place their home. Also, it is nearest to the tomb of the terra cotta warriors, which is another plus for those visiting the place.
Urumqi is filled with so many things to see and do, and though most of them reflect the modern lifestyle of the people, the most beautiful tourist attractions would have to be there natural wonders.
There are many places to visit in Urumqi and here are the top three natural scenic and beautiful destinations that you must include in your travel itinerary.
Imagine a lake with crystal clear waters, so clear in fact that it mirrors the majestic snow-capped mountains in its background. That is Heavenly Lake, a very suitable name for something that seems to have been heaven sent. This crescent shaped lake is located in the eastern section of Urumqi. It has calm yet deep waters, the deepest part being almost 400 metres deep. The lake is formed by the melted ice and snow from the Tianshan Mountain (also referred to as Heavenly Mountains). The towering mountains and the crystal waters are more than enough reasons to visit the lake.
This is another beautiful spot in Urumwi, China which. The southern pasture is a field of green and lush grass, with rolling hills and mountains dotted with green and robust trees. As the name suggest, this place is the perfect grazing or pasture land for many grazing animals. And if you think that all you will see here is grass and animals, then you’d be wrong. This place abounds with various natural wonders like valleys, waterfalls, and majestic mountains. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to witness the traditional horse-racing events held by the locals. Otherwise, you can rent a horse and go through the whole place on a guided tour. Alternatively, you can simply sit on the grass and enjoy the wonderful view of animals and vegetation and traditional people.
Red Hill is one of those beautiful tourist attractions of Urumqi, China which cannot be easily missed. This hill overlooks a beautiful Urumqi landscape and is relaxing and amazing at the same time. The name is taken from the aubergine rocks of the mountain, which when hit by the sun reflect a bright red colour. This place has been developed for tourism and such you can find modern amenities and entertainment. If you’re not up for that, you can simple hike the dedicated trails until you reach the top, and get to admire the wonderful view of the city of Urumqi.
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