The People’s Park in Urumqi
It is the largest park in Urumqi. It used to be a lake on the west bank of Urumqi River, surrounded by ancient trees.
Chinese Name: 乌鲁木齐人民公园
English Name: The People’s Park in Urumqi
Type: Urumqi Scenic Area, Urumqi famous spots & Urumqi attractions
Best Time: All Year Around
Recommended Visiting Hours: 2-3 hours
Location: Urumqi People's Park is located at No.3, Youyi South Road, Shayibak District.
Why is The People’s Park So Special?
The temple’s greatest feature is the clever combination of Islamic architecture and Chinese classical architecture, which is quite representative in Xinjiang. Influenced by the traditional Chinese architectural culture, the temple adopts a palatial architectural style, maintains the architectural format of ancient traditional wooden structures, has a distinctive style of ancient traditional palace buildings in the central plains, integrates the architectural essence of national culture, and has high historical, architectural and ornamental values. In 1962, it was listed as a cultural relic protection unit in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Where is The People’s Park
Once a lake with flourishing float grass, the park is located at the west side of the Xidaqiao Bridge in Urumqi.
History of The People’s Park
When Urumqi City was built in 1755 in the 20th year of Qingganlong, it was turned into a resting place for officials. There are towering trees and flowers everywhere in the garden. The winding path leads to a secluded garden, and the grotesque “Crystal Palace” adorns the sculpture in front of the courtyard beside the pavilion. There are scenic spots and facilities such as children’s amusement park and roller skating rink. There are often flower exhibitions, bonsai exhibitions, calligraphy and painting exhibitions, photography exhibitions and other exhibitions.
In 10th year of the Emperor Guangxu of Qing Dynasty (1884), a kiosk was built in the center of the lake, and the lake was intitled ‘Lake Jian’, ‘Tong-le garden’. In 1921, to remember Ji Yun (Ji Xiaolan), a famous scholar of Qing Dynasty who had been banished to Urumqi, some skillful craftsmen were employed from inland China to build several halls, kiosks and pavilions in the garden according to Ji Yun’s book ‘Notes in the Thatched Hall of Yuewei’.
Main Attraction of The People’s Park
The park is a popular site for various exhibitions, including flower shows, bonsai exhibitions, painting and art fairs and photography shows. In the winter, an ice sculpture festival and various winter sport competitions are held in this park.
Several buildings in a traditional central Chinese style could be found in the park, including the Danfeng Chaoyang Pavilion, the Dragon King Temple, Zuixia Pavilion, Xiaochun Pavilion, Jianhu Pavilion and Yuewei Caotang (thatched abode) .Yuewei Caotang (thatched abode) is said to have been the home of the Chinese poet Ji Xiaolan (JiYun 1724 – 1805), who had been banned to Urumqi in 18th century.
Recommended Xinjiang Tour Packages
- 1 Day Urumqi City Tour with Xinjiang Museum and Nanshan Pasture
- 1 Day Urumqi City Tour with Heavenly Lake and Grand Bazaar
- 8 Days Silk Road Highlights Tour from Dunhuang to Urumqi
- 9 Days Silk Road Tour and Kanas Lake Adventure from Dunhuang to Urumqi
- 7 Days Northern Xinjiang Tour with Kanas Lake Adventure
Best Time to Travel The People’s Park
The best time to come to Urumqi is every autumn, that is, August and September.
At this time, the weather has begun to become cool and melons and fruits have begun to mature. It is a very suitable time to travel. At this time, most scenic spots begin to hang attractive golden colors. Let’s tour in the golden ocean. The natural scenery in various parts of Urumqi is very beautiful. In our spare time, we bring our family to Urumqi to play, eat delicious melons and fruits, and enjoy the different local conditions and customs here. I believe this is a very beautiful moment and a very happy memory.
How to Get There
- By bus
You can take bus No.1,2,3,7,58 or 902 to get there
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