Urumqi overview

2011-08-25

Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, is the largest city in Western China and possibly the largest in Central Asia, with some excellent scenery in nearby Heavenly Lake and South Pasture.

Urumqi attractions

2011-08-15

Tianchi Lake in Tianshan Tianchi National Park is a scenic highlight about 1.5 to 2 hours out of Urumqi. It is a small lake in high mountains.

Urumqi weather

2011-08-10

Urumqi is located in the temperate zone and has a continental climate. The average annual temperature is 6.4 centigrade. Winter is cold and temperature averages 15.2 centigrade.

Urumqi food

2011-08-10

Kebabs can be found in the streets and bazaars throughout Xinjiang. Chunks of mutton are strung on a skewer and roasted over charcoal.

Urumqi restaurants

2011-08-10

The restaurant is quite near International Grand Bazaar. Most dishes there are made of fresh mutton and beef, tasted very nice.

Travel essentials

2011-08-10

Urumqi is in the central northern Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, which makes up Northwest China. Urumqi Diwopu International Airport is about 20 kilometers north of the center of the city.

Urumqi transportation

2011-08-10

Urumqi is linked with most of the major cities throughout China via air. Daily connection to main tourist cities such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin are available.