located in the north of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Urumqi city (乌鲁木齐) is the capital of xinjiang, and the center of politics, economy and culture. Covering an area of about 10,900 sq. km. (4,208 sq. mi.), and holding the population of 241,000, it is the largest land in Chinese western interior. It is also an important gateway of China' s opening up to western countries and a regional transport node.
Tourism resources of Urumqi city has its own uniqueness and distinction since the ancient time, when this city was an important transportation node of the "Silk Road". Nowdays the city not only boasts its natural scenic spots but also its unique culture and the ethnic custom. Famous attractions in this area include the Heaven Lake, the Southern Mountain Pasture, the Hongshan Park,the Southern Mosque,the Shaanxi Great Mosque and the Xinjiang Regional Museum. It is the golden season of tourism every year from May to October, because of the flourish flowers and trees, fragrant melons and fruit of this period.
From the geographic position we can see that Urimqi is the most far city away from the sea in the world, so the climate here belongs to the temperate zone continental dry climate. The hottest seasons are July and August with an average temperature of 25.7, while the coldest season is January, bearing the temperature of -15.2℃. Temperature even varies greatly Between the day and the night. If you want to Travel to Urumqi, it is recommended that you bring your thick clothes even in the hottest seasons.
The economy of Urumqi city boom a lot during these years and shopping is very convenient. There are big commercial centers, supermarkets and bazaars in the city, where you can get all kinds of goods, such as handmade embroidery, gold and silver jewelry and some other precious goods. Moreover, there are all kinds of equipment for you to enjoy your night life, such as watching local dancing and singing, hanging out in the clubs or KTVs and eating local food in the night market. Urumqi is just a paradise of shopping, entertainment and tourism, if you want to travel, this city is definitely one stop of many places of your tour.