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Urumqi Travel Guide
Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, As its name in Mongolian indicates, Urumqi was once a beautiful pasture but today it is a bustling city filled with skyscrapers and congested highway. Steady economic development has totally changed the city appearance.

Likened to a piece of emerald embedded at the foot of Tianshan Mountains. It lies in the lofty ice-capped Bogda Peak and vast Salt Lake in the east; in the rolling pine-covered Southern hill, a well-known scenic district, in the south; and in the alternating fields and sand dunes of Zunggar Basin in the northwest.

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Weather & Temperature
The temperature in Urumqi widely ranges between day and night as it belongs to the semi-arid continental climate of middle temperate zone. The climate is extremely arid due to long period of sunlight and bare precipitation. It has shorter spring and autumn; and longer winter and summer. May to October is the golden season for traveling to Urumqi.

  Travel in Urumqi
the Red Hill in Urumqi

Tourist resources of Urumqi have its own advantages and distinctions, which are strategically important in the ancient Silk Road that assembles the cultures of both eastern and western countries. The most famous tourist spots among the numerous cultural relics and natural landscapes include the Heavenly Lake, the Southern Pastures, the Red Hill, the Southern Mosque, the Tartar Mosque, and the Xinjiang Regional Museum.


In recent years, the city of Urumqi has continuously developed its economy, industry, culture as well as tourism and transportation.

By Air - Urumqi International Airport lying in Diwopu, about 16 kilometers northwest of the downtown area of Urumqi City. It is one of the most important airports in western China. It is a passageway connecting China and Middle Asia, West Asia, Europe and Africa.

By Train - Urumqi is linked by rail to six major Chinese cities, including Xian, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou and Lanzhou. Due to the great distances, we strongly advise you to take hard or soft sleeper berth. Train services also connect Urumqi with other main cities in Xinjiang.

By Bus - Long-distance buses go to most cities in Xinjiang every day. There are also special tourist lines to Heavenly Lake (120 kilometers), Southern Pastures (75kilometers), Turpan (200kilometers), Shihezi (150kilometers), etc.


Welcome to Urumqi
More choices for accommodation and dining, ranging from luxury hotels to budget hostels and from western restaurants to the local food street have been established. Nightlife in Urumqi provides multiple-range of choices, watching the ethnic sing-and-dance show, tasting native delicacies in the night market, or simply hanging out in bars. Coming to Urumqi will not let you return to your country empty handed. - Just to explore the Urumqi for yourself! offers online information on Urumqi Travel Guide and More City Guide of China. Keep browsing our site for more information on China.

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