Best Things To Do in Urumqi, China

Whether you're visiting Urumqi for a few days or are a localite, Urumqi is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Urumqi. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Urumqi. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Urumqi. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Urumqi keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Urumqi listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Urumqi which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Urumqi will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Urumqi recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Urumqi

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Urumqi that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 154 itineraries
    Tianshantianchi Lake

    Tags: View Point, Lake, Nature

    Address: Within Tianshan Scenic Resort, Urumqi830002, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    On the east side of Urumqi, right in the middle of Bogda peak, covering around 4.9 square meter area, lies TianshanTianchi lake or Heavenly Lake. People often refer this lake as a ‘pearl of Heav...Read more

  2. #2 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 121 itineraries
    Xinjiang Regional Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Xi Bei Lu 132, Urumqi 830000, China

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    It is the largest integrated museum and has been the center for preserving around 50,000 collections. The collection displays the revolutionary spirit of the people of Urumqi. The colorful costumes, t...Read more

  3. #3 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 68 itineraries
    Tianshan Mountains

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Nature

    Address: Urumqi, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    An hour drive from Urumqi will take you to this beautiful mountain range, situated in the Eurasia hinterland. It is said to be the largest mountain range and considered as one of the Seven Mountain sy...Read more

  4. #4 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 158 itineraries
    Peoples Park

    Tags: Garden, Park, Entertainment, Picnic Spot

    Address: Youhao South Road, TianshanDistrict,Urumqi 830002, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 09:30 pm Details

    Situated on the west bank of Urumqi, People’s Park is said to be the biggest park in the urban city. There is a saying among the people, that this park is often considered as ‘the park for...Read more

  5. #5 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 73 itineraries
    Dabancheng Wind Power Station

    Tags: Windmill

    Address: Dabancheng District, Urumqi 830039, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you are fond of science, this power station should be in your tourist destination list. Located 8 kilometers southeast of the city, along the highway, this power station is said to be the first lar...Read more

  6. #6 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 144 itineraries
    Red Hill

    Tags: View Point, Hill, Nature

    Address: No.2 Hongshan Road, ShayibakDistrict,Urumqi 830000, China

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    When it comes to symbolizing Urumqi, Red Hill is the first name that comes in mind. Made of aubergine rock which is of reddish brown in color, describes the fact as to why the name ‘Red Hill&rsq...Read more

  7. #7 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 135 itineraries
    Grand Bazaar

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Market, Street Market, Shopping Center

    Address: Heping South Road, Urumqi, China

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Popularly known as the International bazaar, is a heaven for shopaholics. From regional products to international products from distant places like Russia and Mongolia and states of the west, the mark...Read more

  8. #8 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 108 itineraries
    Shuimogou Eco Tourism Area

    Tags: Forest, Water Body, Park, View Point

    Address: Shuimogou District, Urumqi 830017, China

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Moving 5 kilometers to the northeast direction from Urumqi, this beautiful eco tourism region includes nearly four hills and one beautiful river named Shuimogou River. The aim of this scenic spot is t...Read more

  9. #9 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 106 itineraries
    Tianshan Wildlife Reservation

    Tags: Park, Wildlife Park, Nature

    Address: Near Baiyanggou Village, Dabancheng District, Urumqi 830039, China

    A trip to Urumqi should include a visit to the Tianshan Wildlife Reservation. It is still considered as one of the unique tourist attractions of the region, located in the TianshanBogedafeng Hills and...Read more

  10. #10 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 103 itineraries
    Urumqi Botanical Garden

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Nature

    Address: Xinjiang Institute of Biology, Chinese Aademy of Sciences,No. 30 Beijing Road, Northern Suburbs,Urumqi

    Beautiful! That’s the word that is going to come out of your mouth when you first visit this beautiful botanical garden of Urumqi. Comprising of 11 gardens – Chinese rose garden, perennial...Read more

  11. #11 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 56 itineraries
    Silk Road Ski Resort

    Tags: Trail, Adventure Sport, Cable Car, Nature

    Address: Ping Xi Liang Village | Nan Shan Grasslands,Urumqi, China

    For skiers, Silk Road Ski Resort is the ultimate destination. Located slightly away from the city, this resort is considered as the biggest ski resort in the northwestern region of China. Take a bus f...Read more

  12. #12 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 61 itineraries
    Glacier 1

    Tags: View Point, Hiking Trail, Nature

    Address: Tiange'er Mountain, Tianshan District, Urumqi 830002, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    For the individuals who love hiking on snow capped mountains, Glacier 1 should be the destination. Though located nearly 120 kilometers away from Urumqi city, it has turned out to be a popular destina...Read more

  13. #13 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 37 itineraries
    Mt. Tianshan Ski Area

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Adventure, Adventure Sport

    Address: Gangou Country, Tianshan District, Urumqi830002, China

    Visiting Urumqi and not going to Mt. Tianshan ski area will be a sheer miss. Around 60 kilometers away from the city, this snow covered resort is located in the Golden Spring Valley, very close to the...Read more

  14. #14 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 10 itineraries
    Southern Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture , Hall

    Address: Jiefang South Road, Tianshan District, Urumqi 830002, China

    Capture the beauty of this mosque in your camera which doesn’t have the usual traditional Islamic architectural design in its exterior portion. Rather it is made in brick and wood classic Chines...Read more

  15. #15 of 26 Things To Do in Urumqi
    - Used in 122 itineraries
    Urumqi Water Amusement Park

    Tags: Amusement Park, Garden, Park, Boating

    Address: No.2 Yan'erwo Road, TianshanDistrict,Urumqi 830002, China

    Timings: 09:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    If you are travelling with your kids, give them a break from visiting historical and natural sites. Visit this amusement park that was founded in 1987 with the aim of improving the tourism industry of...Read more

Activities And Tours

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