Heavenly Lake (Tian Chi)
Heavenly Lake Facts
Location: in the middle of Bogda Peak and about 110 km (68 miles) east of Urumqi
Area: 4.9 square kilometers (1.89 square miles)
Come into being: in the Quaternary Period Glacier
In the east of Urumqi nestles Heavenly Lake. The crescent-shaped water area deserves its name, Pearl of Heavenly Mountain (Tianshan Mountain). With melted snow as its source, Heavenly Lake enjoys crystal water.
In summer, the Heavenly Lake is an ideal cool resort. Boaters on it see the ever-changing silvery mountains soaring into the blue sky, their slopes highlighted with verdant pasture and flamboyant wild flowers. Fishing at dusk has its own special charm. A day in this fairyland promises restoration.
Heavenly Lake, a relic of the Quaternary Period Glacier and its surrounding geological relics, offers science lovers exploring opportunities.
|Heavenly Lake, Urumqi, Xinjiang|
We do not know why the king never returned. Only the placid lake and the silent mountains witnessed the lovesickness of the West Queen.
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How to get to Heavenly Lake
|Apr. - Oct.||Nov. - Mar.|
|Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet).|
|Opening Hours||9:00 - 19:30||10:00 - 18:00|
|Transport Fee||Inter-zone Vehicle: CNY90 |
Queen Mother of the Western Heaven Temple: CNY 10
Zoology Museum: CNY 10
Cable Car: CNY 35 (round trip); CNY 20 (single trip)
Electric Bus: CNY 5 (single trip)
Painted Pleasure Boat: CNY 50
Mosquito Craft: CNY 35
Barge: CNY 20
I remember that the adult price is CNY 130 on weekdays and CNY 180 on weekends.
*I'll be in Urumqi by October, is the lake area ablaze with color? Like different colored trees, snow-capped mountains, etc
*Is it possible to get to the lake by public transport? And what time is the last bus back to Urumqi?
As for the bus, I remember it departs from Ergong Stadium. The bus is available from 9:00 to 10:00 and the returning bus is from 17:00 to 18:00.