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Address: Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi 830002, China
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Formerly known as Yaochi (Jade Lake), it is guarded by the stately peaks...

Formerly known as Yaochi (Jade Lake), it is guarded by the stately peaks and offers a spectacular sight.

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Beautiful lake and sceneru

We visited this lake as part of a tour of Xinjiang and this was one of the highlights of the trip. The lake and scenery around the lake are absolutely beautiful and it was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
Guangzhou, China
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Was with a tour group and we first went on a boat tour where we cruise on the lake. Upon reaching the entrance, there will be a short hike upslope to the lake area. Quite a leisure hike given the weather was quite breezy and lovely when we were there. Buggies available at a minimal fee for tourists who are... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this lake as part of a tour of Xinjiang and this was one of the highlights of the trip. The lake and scenery around the lake are absolutely beautiful and it was very relaxing to walk around the lake, take some photos and enjoy nature. We spent a couple of hours walking around the lake and then had... More 

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Heavenly Lake located within the Tianshan Scenic Resort is a must see place. Located up a steep and twisty road in the Tianshan Mountains, the lake opens up like a picture. We were lucky it had snowed earlier and all the mountains had a light dusting of snow. There are some very nice walks on permanent paths beside the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It was about 2-3 drive from town. Upon arrival transferred to coaches which took another 20minutes to reach near the peak. Then we switched into "holding carts" which brought us to cable car station where we took the cable car to the TOP. View was awesome. Indeed scenic with snow capped mountains in the background nd the lake fronting it.

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited during the Golden Week Holidays but crowd was substantially less. We had a tour planned so guide managed the tickets for entrance and bus but its not a hassle. After getting down the bus, you walk for few minutes and see the beautiful view of lake with the snow capped mountains peeping over the lake. The view is absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a day during national holiday. I was expecting a lot of people. Between the snow and arriving early, we had no wait for the bus on the way in nor in the way out. Great view but having grown up in the alps, the only thing special is the Chinese temples around the lake. Kids loved playing in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Instead of writing about the lake I prefer to guide how to get here from Urumqi, because anyway it is a must visit place. 1. Reach at Urumqi Beijiao passenger transport terminal till before noon. As early u start as much time you can spend at lake and on the way back easily get public transport. This terminal is at... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stunning, absolutely beautiful place to visit. The bus ride up the mountain gives plenty of stunning views and then you come to the beautiful lake & mountains. Walk down to the waterfalls too. Lots of steps up & down so wear good supportive shoes as it's worth it.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you are a Westerner touring here be prepared to stick out like a sore thumb and you might be the very first westerner some of the people touring this lake have seen so you might turn into the tourist attraction. You have to get on two different buses to access this site but it is well worth the drives... More 

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Kluang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It is really a beautiful lake, postcard like scenery. For anyone who could not walk uphill, you could hike a car and pay around 10Y or so.

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