Nestled in a valley and flanked by the Tianshan mountain range and the sand dunes of Jungar Basin, Urumqi is a modern city and the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It is known as the gateway to the famous Heavenly Lake, a spectacular picture of clear blue waters and snow-capped mountains.
Head south of Urumqi and find a total contrast to the bustling city. Vast spaces of fertile green meadows with herds of sheep and cattle in the Southern Pasture. With an international airport servicing most of the flights to this remote region and modern facilities in the city, Urumqi is a great base to explore the gems of Xinjiang region.
Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing
Well-appointed rooms, wonderful service, good choice of dining options and superb facilities make the Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing, the prime choice for accommodation in this bustling city surrounded by beautiful mountains and pastureland.
Urumqi, China Silk Road, China
The Hilton Urumqi is a contemporary hotel set at the heart of this remote city in northwest China, at the foot of the Tien Shan mountains, once part of the ancient Silk Road that connected Europe with the east.