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Pearl of the Ancient Silk Road

CHINA TODAY,September 04, 2017 Adjust font size:

Amazing Natural Scenery

Its rugged terrain and diverse climatic conditions endow on Urumqi abundant tourism resources. Around the city is a steep icy gorge with intact carved geological outcrops, and a vast fossil field. This makes it ideal for trekking, skiing, and exploring. A kaleidoscope of vertical natural landscape offers abundant choices.

Located in Urumqi County, south of Urumqi City, Nanshan Scenic Area features natural scenery and the chance to observe ethnic minority folk customs. It features soaring mountain peaks, lush forests, mountain streams, and breathtaking scenery. The area also has scores of ravines running parallel from east to west, serene natural prairies, and sightseeing destinations that offer an escape from the summer heat.

As a national AAAA level tourist attraction, Shuimogou Park offers an abundance of natural and cultural scenic spots. Surrounded by five mountains – Qingquan, Hongqiao, Wenquan, Shuita, and Xuelian mountains, and Shuimogou River, the park is a haven of rivers, forests and flowers.

Yan’erwo in Urumqi’s southern suburb is a noted scenic area and site of the tombs of Chen Tanqiu and Mao Zemin, two revolutionary martyrs and founders of the Communist Party of China. Yan’erwo forest is Urumqi’s natural green air-purifier, and also a natural sandstorm barrier. The scenic area gives priority to protection of ancient trees and also offers ecological tourism.

Emblematic of the city, Red Hill Park is at the heart of Urumqi City. At an altitude of910.8 meters, the hill is so named due to its reddish- brown colored rock. Summon and maintain the energy to make reach the Red Hill summit and your reward will be a fantastic, bird’s eye view of Urumqi.

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