Urumqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the most 'inland' city in the world. With a population of two million gaily-dressed ethnic inhabitants, the city is likened to an emerald embedded at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains. Detailed information about Urumqi Travel Guide
Downtown Area (26)
In recent years, Urumqi City has rapidly developed its economy, industry, culture as well as tourism and transportation. The downtown area of the city has also become more and more prosperous.
Red Hill (13)
Situated inside Red Hill Park, the Red Hill is considered as a landmark of Urumqi. Since the mountain is made up of purple sandstone, it looks reddish brown, hence the name Red Hill.
As the biggest Islamic mosque in Urumqi, Shaanxi Grand Mosque is situated in the northern end of Jianzhong Road.
Southern Pastures (18)
In Mongolian 'Urumqi' means 'beautiful pastures'. The Southern Pastures just lies in the suburb area of Urumqi, about 75 kilometers (about 46 miles) away from the city.
Heavenly Lake (19)
The well-known Tianchi Lake of Xinjiang is located in the middle of Bogda Peak, which is 110 kilometers (68 miles) east of Urumqi City. In summer, the beautiful lake is an ideal cool resort, where visitors can enjoy boating on the lake.
Tianshan Mountains (12)
Tianshan Mountain is a huge mountain located in the central area of Asia, stretching through the middle part of Xinjiang and reaching to Kazakhstan in the west.
There are more than 50,000 items in this museum, displaying the local culture including costumes, religion, marriage customs and festivals.
It is the largest bazaar in the world gathering Islamic culture, building, ethnic trade, entertainment and catering. It is the assembly place and exhibition center of Xinjiang tourist products.