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Address: Dabancheng District, Urumqi 830039, China
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Only a short trip

This site is located in the side of the highway. It's a really accessible by cars. But public transport sport might be difficult. I visited/passed by this place multiple times... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mustafa K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is located in the side of the highway. It's a really accessible by cars. But public transport sport might be difficult. I visited/passed by this place multiple times. It's a good photo spot. I wouldnt recommend visiting this place during a hot summer day. A windy season such as Aug or Sep will be a better option. However,... More 

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Thank Mustafa K
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I didn't even know this existed. Went past this on the way to Turpan from Urumqi. It certainly was something that grabbed my attention. I wouldn't say i would go out my way to stop to take photos. But if I had my own car I would certainly pick a spot to take a decent pic. The fallen wind turbines... More 

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Thank Rene B
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Doesn't look like much at first, but then slowly you realise as your car keeps going that these rows and rows of windmills were not going to end anytime soon. The magnificent scale of the wind farm is THE attraction. We stopped the car to take lots of fun pictures with the wind mills in the background.

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Thank Saradala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

A vast wind farming along the toll road. Happy to know that sustainable eco-friendly sources of energy is used to electrify the city. The wind farm can be reached on the eastern side of the City Urumqi, on the way to Turpan.

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Thank Aji H
Urumqi, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

This doesn't have a lot to stop and see, but it makes the road from Urumqi to Turpan much cooler. It's the biggest wind farm in Asia!

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Thank EastMeetsWeston
Newmarket, Ontario Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

There is not much to see which you cannot take in with one sweep of the landscape, 700 windmills is quite the sight. Warning! do not go in the roadside toilets there, you will have nightmares!!

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shanghai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

You can hardly miss this on the road from Urumqi to Turpan but I would not go out of my way to visit it. I'm not convinced the building here is the Australian Pavilion from Shanghai Expo - if it is then it is the internals only as the Iron Ore outer casing is nowhere to be seen. (Rio Tinto... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

The wind farm is impressive. I understand the largest in Asia. It was started by the Danish and then developed into a joint venture and now a Chinese owned operation. The Turpan highway goes straight through it so if you are on that road, stop and take some photos. It is not an attraction you would go out of your... More 

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kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

We saw several "wind farms" along the Silk Road (around jintai and wuwei) but this is the mother of all wind farm. Thousands of them as far as your eyes can see. With a clear blue sky, this is quite an amazing sight. The previous Australia Expo building has been located here. This is a favourite stop for shuttlebugs and... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

Alex took us to visit on Sunday and we saw a minivan of brides having their photo shoots. A unique experience. Also the fields of sunflowers. Great photo opportunities.

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