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Best time to visit Urumqi

The best time to visit Urumqi is in spring and autumn, especially May, August and September, when the weather has begun to cool and the fruit has matured.
 

Travel to Urumqi in Spring

Spring is refreshing while a little cold. It snows occasionally and rains frequently. The average temperature of Urumqi's spring is about -5.2℃~4.7℃.

Recommended sites:
Xinjiang Regional Museum: Xinjiang Regional Museum is a large integrated museum and a study on cultural relics in Xinjiang. Built in 1953, it covers an area of 7,800 square meters with over 50,000 items in the collection which vividly illustrate the history, lifestyle, religion and customs of 12 minorities living in Xinjiang. It has long been a crossroads for many different kinds of people. Their diversity of scripts and cultures is exhibited in this museum through archaeological material, including documents in some twelve different scripts with a particularly large number from the Han-dynasty finds at Turpan.


 

Travel to Urumqi in Summer

Summer is beautiful when flowers are in full boom and grasslands turn to green. It can be hot along with dry climate. The average temperature in this season may be 16.0℃~28.1℃.

Recommended sites:
Southern Pasture: Traveling through this narrow verdant gully is a unique experience for natural scenery lovers. The Kazakhs usually spend summer here between May and October and graze their herds. Visitors can take a horseback tour guided by local Kazakhs. It stretches over a vast natural area with fascinating scenery. The elevation around the Southern Pasture is about 1, 600 meters on average. It is cool in summer and could be the nearest summer resort of Urumqi.
 


 

Travel to Urumqi in Autumn

Autumn is the best time to visit Urumqi. As the weather cools, the city is shrouded by colours and scent of ripe fruits. Urumqi's temperature in autumn changes from 11.0℃ to 22.4℃.

Recommended sites:
Tianchi Lake
: As a natural alpine lake, it has an elevation of 1,980 meters. In the shape of a half moon, the lake is 3,400 meters long, about 1,500 meters wide, and 105 meters at the deepest point. With limpid water, the lake shines like a sapphire under the sun and is surrounded by green mountains. At the southeast end of the lake is the magnificent Bogda Peak, meaning "Sacred Mountain" in the Mongolian language.
 


 

Travel to Urumqi in Winter

Snow is common in winter and it's extremely cold with the average temperature about -12.8℃~-4.2℃. It's the low season for tourism, less crowded and cheaper to travel. It is a best time to visit Urumqi's snow scene. The facilities of various ski resorts in Urumqi are constantly improving, and new skiing projects such as skis, snowmobiles, snow karts, power lifts, and delta wings make consumers addicted.

Recommended sites:
Red Hill (Hongshan) Park: Red Hill Park (Hongshan) is a pleasant spot to visit when you first arrive in Urumqi. The views from the top of the mountain of the surrounding countryside and breathtaking mountains make the steep (but short) climb worthwhile. It is a symbol of Urumqi, owing to its uniqueness. Modern entertainment facilities and ethnic performances bring a fresh and lively atmosphere to the park. On the peak of Red Hill, you can have the whole city of Urumqi before your eyes.

Red-Hill-Park
 

Climate Data Table for Urumqi

Month Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Maximum 
Temperature
(℃)
6.1
8.7
14.7
21.7
27.9
31.1
32.6
31.1
26.9
21.7
14.2
8.1
Minimum 
Temperature
(℃)
-4.1
-2.0
3.5
9.7
15.0
20.5
23.3
22.2
16.5
10.2
3.8
-2.2
Rainfall (mm)
6.9
12.5
25.4
45.1
47.0
66.3
141.5
95.8
74.7
46.0
30.6
9.3
Days of rainfall
4
5
6
8
8
8
13
11
10
8
6
3

 

Tips

1. The temperature changes a lot in the day and night in Urumqi's summer, tourists should prepare your coat and thin sweater in case of need.
2. While enjoying your Urumqi Tours, often you need to ride for a long time or experience riding a horse or a camel, hence, a pair of suitable shoes is important for you.
 

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