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.
We do not know why the king never returned. Only the placid lake and the silent mountains witnessed the lovesickness of the West Queen.
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
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Is it possible to get into the lake for sunrise or sunset? Or any recommended viewing points to see the lake?
How much ticket cost? I hope I can find the bus easy by walking. Thanks
Is it necessary to make the seat reservation?
I remember that the adult price is CNY 130 on weekdays and CNY 180 on weekends.