"Start: Urumqi VT.2" Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Province Things to Do Tip by mashimashi

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by mashimashi

Consider about best time to travel in Xinjian,
Summer and Autumn are the best for travel. In summer you will see lots of flowers blooming on mountains, in Autumn the golden leaves splash across the whole highway onto the mountain top. You won't believe the color is what you take is what they really are!!

If you don't have too many time to travel in Urumqi, say you only have 2-3 days. You can try the Nam Shan Herding Farm near to the Urumqi city, during May to Sept. the herders will move to this area, you can live in those herders house (pay 2USD per person include bed and food already). But my local friend suggest me not to go there as there are too many tourist, and the herders (some of them are fake), just to cheat money.

Anyway, depends on your time. Tin Shan can be a good choice too (but this place got MOST tourist group visiting in xinjian in 4 seaons). I didn't went there, because i heard about how noisy and commercialize it is.

I can't make it to go to No.1 Ice Glacier station, not enough time. It is near to the Urumqi too, only at peak seaon they will have public transport, for other time, please do prepare either rent a car or take a taxi.

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  • Updated Jul 28, 2005
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