【City Overview】

Urumqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It is located in the northern foothills of the Tianshan Mountains and the Mongolian language of “Urumqi” means the “beautiful pastures”. It is the farthest city on the planet from the ocean and it is the geographic center of Asia.

The Urumqi area is surrounded by mountains on three sides. The plains are flat and open in the north, the peaks of Bogda Mountain and Dongshan in the east, and the Xishan and Tiange Mountain in the west and south. This land is home to 43 ethnic groups including Han, Uyghur, Kazakh, and Hui. Numerous ethnic groups and different customs constitute the unique style of Urumqi and Changji.

Urumqi is a bold city. Local people are having a vivid personality and you cannot resist the warm hospitality from them. People are honest, happy and able to drink a lot (of alcohol)! You will fully learn this in Urumqi when you have traveled there with Tianjin Airlines.

Watching the sunrise and the stars

You must look at the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets, as well as the pastures, Kazakh's Pegasus and Falcons. Also, you must not forget to watch the most beautiful starry sky with your lover, lying on the grass and counting the stars, will bring you unforgettable memories in life.

Grand Bazaar

Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar, the best place to experience ethnic culture in Urumqi. It is widely recognized by many tourists and experts as the most concentrated and preserved Uyghur culture. Here you can buy all kinds of souvenirs and special products from all over Xinjiang and neighboring countries. You can also taste the most delicious dishes of Xinjiang. The architecture here is unique, and the streets are full of Uighurs.

【Best Travel Time】

Urumqi has a mid-temperate continental arid climate. The hottest month is July, with an average temperature of 25.7 °C. The coldest is January, with an average temperature of -15.2 °C. The best time traveling in Xinjiang is in August and September during the fall when the weather has begun to cool and the fruit has matured. Especially in early September, this is when Urumqi's photography enthusiasts are on their way out.

【Suggested Days of Stay】

2 - 3 days or so. You can take a Tianjin Airlines domestic flight to Bole, Nalati, Korla, Tacheng, Aksu, Hotan, Kashgar, Kuche and Yining to continue your journey in Xinjiang.

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