Tianchi is an alpine lake in Xinjiang, Tianchi lies on the north side of the Bogda Shan(Tian Shan) range of the Tianshan Mountains, about 30 kilometers south of Fukang City and 45 kilometers east of Urumqi. (Bogda is a Mongolian word, meaning “God”.) It is an alpine drift lake shaped in the Quaternary Glacier period. This crescent-shaped lake deserves its name, Pearl of Heavenly Mountain (Tianshan Mountain). With melted snow as its source, Heavenly Lake enjoys crystal water.
Our Bus routes: Urumqi northern suburb Bus Station – Fukang City – Heavenly Lake Scenic Spot
It costs ￥10.5 and about 1 hour from Urumqi northern suburb Bus Station to Fukang City.
There are shuttles from Fukang Bus Station directly to the Heavenly Lake, the fare is ￥5, and it takes about 20 minutes.
Generally, most tourists arrived at 10 am to 12 am, and the bus departure as soon as it is full.
The ticket price is RMB 100 per person, and you need to take a scenic coach to the lake, which cost RMB 70, travelling about 40 minutes.
There was cable car directly to the Heavenly Lake nearby the scenic ticket center in the past, and now it has moved to scenic area outside the ticket center, and the cable car has been shutdown.
winding mountain road inside the Heavenly Lake scenic area, twists and turns
There is an ancient elm standing by the northern shore of Heavenly Lake of Tianshan, which is 15 meters high.
Some vendors leased Xinjiang feature clothing beside the Heavenly Lake.
The left picture is the Goddess Temple, the right one is the elm we saw when cruised on the ships in Tianchi.
Heavenly Lake Tourist Center provided a variety of feature Xinjiang snacks – this is toasted steamed buns, each RMB 5.
The gate of the Heavenly Lake on Tian Shan