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Tianshan Tianchi Lake

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Formerly known as Yaochi (Jade Lake), it is guarded by the stately peaks and offers a spectacular sight.
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Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi 830002, China
+86 400 870 6110
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is first attraction that I visit in Xin Jiang. When I visit it's consider off peak so its not very crowded. Have a good walk up to the waterfall and the view along the walk is beautiful

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heaven lake of Tian Shan is an alpine lake in Xinjiang. Far or near, the views to be taken are spectacular! Yes, need a lot of walking to reach the lake from the parking area. However, a buggy service taking us closer. We also had...More

Thank sy3717
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky that the cable car reopen 2 months before we were there and it was a sunny day. Right outside the cable car station is the viewing platform where many started taking pictures. There are much better view up those stairs leading to...More

Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is also called the Heavenly Lake. There is a lot of walking but you can for a small price get a trolley up to the top. The views are fabulous and we had a great meal at one of the many restaurants.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 25 September 2018

very beautiful and peaceful place. if you have 3-4 people in your company, take didi (chinese uber) to the lake will save you lots of time and cost only 200 yuan one way. when the bus arrives at first stop (kazakh village) inside the park,...More

Thank limlimc
Reviewed 23 September 2018

If you don't mind hordes of local tourists, long queues, and loud hailers at every corner, go ahead and take the boat ride. This scenic spot is definitely marred by NOISE POLLUTION (whether it's music coming out of PA system or loud conversations).

Thank LLS0811
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This was the first of the scenic views we visited in Xinjiang and we were not disappointed. It was very crowded but it did not interfere with our enjoyment of the time we spent there. Its worth seeing if you are in and around Urumqi.

Thank luolun1968
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The views were spectacular and it was incredible to walk the path near the water as well as climbing the hills for spectacular views.

Thank annaishappy
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a beautiful attraction,which was ruined by the number of tourists. The climate was lovely and cool.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The day I went to Tianshan, Tianchi was raining. Then it had thick mist and the weather was really bad. So I can see nothing.

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19 October 2018|
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Response from jinnes | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are yurts for hire. Not sure how you book them, but its a big operation and so travel agents may have access. I'm not sure if it would still be open - the end of November is winter, and there may well be snow by... More
17 May 2016|
Response from ggnringo |
Is swimming allowed in the lake? I find knows if it is a reservoir