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Tianshan Mountain

 Urumqi Attractions

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Introduction to Tianshan Mountain (天山)

Tianshan Mountain is a large mountain range in central Asia, running through central Xinjiang of China. The snowy peak of Tianshan Moutain-Bogda Peak, is covered with snow all the year round and thus nicknamed “the sea of snow”. It has been on the World Natural Heritage List since June 2013.

There are many famous attractions in Tianshan Mountain,such as the Bogda Peak where having snow all year round, Tianchi where the water is from melting snow and ice and habitat of the best medicine "Tianshan snow lotus".

There are many rare birds and animals in the Tianshan Mountains. This is a natural breeding place for a variety of birds and animals.There are many protected wild animals like Tianshan marmots, argali, snow leopard, Tianshan deer, Tianshan antelope and so on.

Tianshan Mountain is in the northwestern China.The famous heavenly lake is on the mountainside of Bogda Peak. It’s been an important way between China and central and west Asia since ancient times.

Located in the east of Tumur Peak, Muzart river valleys were a key branch of the ancient Silk Road.Vistors can enjoy many historic interest and scenic beauty around Tianchi.

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East of Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

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Main Sights

Tianshan Mountain, Heavenly Lake

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Travel Information

Admission for Tianshan Mountain Scenic Area: 90 Yuan (April 1 to October 31); 40 Yuan (November 1 to March 31)

Admission for Queen Mother of the Western Heaven Temple: 10 Yuan

Admission for Zoology Museum: 10 Yuan

Inter-zone Vehicle: 90 Yuan

Cable Car: 35 Yuan (whole trip); 20 Yuan (single trip)

Electric Bus: 5 Yuan (single trip)

Painted Pleasure Boat: 50 Yuan

Mosquito Craft: 35 Yuan

Barge: 20 Yuan

Opening Hours:

8:30AM to 8:00PM (April to October 31), 10:00AM to 6:00PM (November 1 to March 31)

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1. Visitors can take special-line bus from the downtown of Urumqi to Tianshan Mountain Scenic Area, which takes about 2 hours.

2. Visitors can also directly take a taxi to Tianshan Mountain Scenic Area, which takes about one and a half hours.

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Travel Tips 

1. The best time to visit there is from June to August. Besides, and for those snow lovers, it is suggested to visit the Mountain before December or after February for the severe cold weather between December and February.

2. It is highly recommended to take warm coats even in summer due to the big temperature difference between day and night. Also, please pay attention to the weather changes before visit, especially, the weather forecast for sandstorms.

3. The Heavenly Lake Scenic Area of Tianshan Mountains is the most popular tourist attraction and it is close to Urumqi.

4. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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