Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, as well as the political, economic, cultural and scientific center of Xinjiang. It is located in the north Xinjiang, the north of the middle section of Mt. Tianshan, and the south rim of Junggar Basin. Covering an area of 10900.77 square kilometers, Urumqi borders Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture in the east and the west, Bayingolin Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in the south, and turpan in the southeast. History The written record about the name of Urumqi dates back to as early as 926 AD. In Mongolian language, “Urumqi&... Urumqi Overview
Being a center where eastern and western economies and cultures communicated and mingled, as well as a dynamic and multi-cultural city, Urumqi has abundant tourist attractions. Visitors have a lot to discover in and around the city, such as the Red Hill, South Pasture, the Heavenly Lake, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum and many beatutiful lakes and mountains. Urumqi Attractions
- Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum: Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum is situated on the northwest road of Urumqi City. Built in 1953, it is a comprehensive provincial historical museum, as well as the collectiona dn research center of historical relics in Xinjiang.
- The Red Hill Park: The Red Hill is the symbol of Urumqi, and the Red Hill Park is well-known for the uniqueness of the Red Hill. The Red Hill is 910.8 meters above sea level. Because it was formed by purple sandy conglo...
- Heavenly Lake: The Heavenly Lake is situated at the descending slope of Bogda Peak of Mt. Tianshan. It is 1,900 meters above sea level, and covers an area of 2 square kilometers. It is an alpine quake lake formed by...
The largest commercial center in Urumqi is located in the area where Jiefang Road, Minzhu Road and Zhongshan Road intersect. Numerous shops and products are available here. The commercial street with strong ethnic flavor is located at Erdaoqiao, which is the residential community of Uyghur people, as well as the location of Xinjiang’s famous bazaar. Urumqi Shopping
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