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Urumqi Attractions

Urumqi Nanshan Grasslands or Southern Pasture (Baiyang gou included) are a natural paradise, with scenery and surroundings such as natural spruce forest on snow mountain, wild animals such as snow leopard, wild goat, red deer and palm bear are running on the grasslands, beautiful birds are flying in the sky, which are similar to that at Heaven Lake.
Nanshan grassland area, 75km south of Urumqi city, is the base of the Tian Shan mountain range. The visitors can go hiking on the great land around gushing valleys and hillside waterfalls falling for ginseng herb. The Kasakh people like to spend their summers here. The travlers can take a horseback tour with a Kasak guide, climb over the mountains and stay in a traditional yurt.
How to get there: Transport to this area can be a problem. There are some buses from the north end of Renmin Park off Guangming Lu.