Heavenly Lake, Tianshan, Urumqi, China

In May 2004 I made a business trip to the far west province of Xinjiang in China and stayed in the city of Urumqi. During my visit I had some time so I arranged a trip out of Urumqi to visit the famous Heavenly Lake at Tianshan Scenic Resort. I drove out to this area and was accompanied by an English speaking guide which was very useful.

The easiest way to Heavenly Lake in this mountainous area was to take the cable car and this offered some spectacular views as we made our way up to the lake.

Tianchi is an alpine lake in Xinjiang, Northwest China, situated at 43°53′9.7″N 88°7′56.6″E. The name literally means Heavenly Lake and can refer to several lakes in mainland China and Taiwan.

On our return trip we stopped by a river and visited a traditional Mongolian yurt which was so colourful and comfortable inside.



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