From here it's 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the northwest to Suzhou and 140 miles (225 kilometers) to the west to Guilin.
Tian Chi and Hongshan Park are ideal spots when you need to relax and soak up the sunshine. These are just two of the nicer parks and gardens that visitors of all ages can check out in and around Urumqi.
The natural parks around Urumqi allow visitors to see the animals and plants that flourish in the area. Go for a long walk in Lake Sayram National Park and relish getting back to nature and away from the urban streets.