The Introduction of Changji
What to Visit in Changji?
Heavenly Lake, lies on the north side of the Bogda Peak, it is a natural alpine lake shaped like a half-moon. Surrounded by snow mountains with green spruce, the lake is like a sapphire falling from the sky, which has drawn streams of tourists.
Many people don’t know there are a border road port in Changji. This is the Ulastai Port. Ulastai means poplar trees in Mongolian. The port is located in Beitashan Ranch, about 250 kilometers far from the north of the Qitai County, bordering the Mongolia.
Qitai Ghost Castle is a mysterious masterpiece of natural phenomenon. It is said that whenever the wind rises at night, the city will make a gloomy sound, which is quite scary. Therefore, people call this place the Devil City.
Jiangbulake Grassland is located on the south of Qitai County. and it is beautiful natural scenery composed of grasslands, forests and snowy mountains.
There is a hoofed animals reserve at the state level: the Kalarnaili Mountain Hoofed Animals Reserve, for visit, exploration and scientific investigation.
from June - October is the best time to visit the Prefecture.
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Silk Road to Central Asia and European countries. In the Han Dynasty, here was the place where the six kingdoms in northern mountains occupied. In the Tang Dynasty, the Beiting Grand Protector -General Government was set up here. In the Yuan Dynasty, the Executive Chancery of Beishibali was set up. The Changji Hui Autonomous Prefeclure is founded in 1954, the Changji City is its capital.
How to Get to Changji:* Changji is 38 kilometers from Urumqi city, and 18 kilometers from Urumqi International Airport.
* Driving Urumqi to Heavenly Lake, Changji takes an hour and a half (92.4km).