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Here are some information about of Urumchi and Qaramay

Welcome to Urumchi  !!!

Urumchi city is the capital Uyghur Region Urumchi is the capital of the Uyghur Region . Situated in a fertile belt of oases along the northern face of the Tengri Tagh (mountains), the city commands the northern end of a gap leading from the Tarim Basin into the Dzungarian Basin.
It grew rapidly into the greatest city and centre of trade in Central Asia. Its commercial importance was matched, in the last days of the empire, by its growing strategic and international significance, as the British and Russians each attempted to establish influence in Uyghur Region
Since 1949 Urumchi has been developed not only as the regional capital and cultural centre of Uyghur Region but also as a major industrial base. Highways have been built across the Dzungarian and Tarim basins, greatly improving Urumchi's communications. Efforts have been made to extend the irrigated farmlands in the vicinity, along the foot of the Tengri Tagh , and to improve the region's agricultural productivity by mechanization.
Urumchi's new prosperity, however, comes from its mineral resources. In 1955 a large petroleum field was discovered at Qaramay to the north in the Dzungarian Basin; it was brought into production in 1958-59 and has since become one of China's major sources of oil. Extensive coal deposits were found along the foot of the Tengri Tagh , and there are major mining centres near Urumchi and at Liu-tao-wan. A large thermal-power station, ironworks and steelworks, an engineering industry (producing agricultural machinery), a cement works, chemical and fertilizer plants, an oil refinery, and cotton-textile mills have been built.
There are many schools and institutes of higher education, including a university, colleges for minorities, and institutions for studying the Russian language, medicine, and agricultural science.
Location: located between 86?7?- 88?8?east longitude and 42?5?- 44?8?north latitude, deeply lies in the hinterland of continent, and in the middle--northern of Tengri Tagh Range, the south edge of Junggar Basins
Physical Features: mostly covered by mountains with west part featured as vast plain area
Area: 12,000 sq km
Climatic Features: belongs to semiarid continental climate of middle temperate zone, temperate difference between day and night; shorter spring and autumn and longer winter and summer; frost-free period of 179 days and 2821 hours sunlight annually
Average Temperature: 6.4캜
Rainfall: average annual of 236mm
Products: crops, grains, vegetable oil, vegetables, melons and grapes

Welcome to Qaramay  !!!

or Karamay city (1994 est. pop. 212,600), Uygur Region, in the Dzungarian basin. Since the discovery (1955) there of one of the largest oil fields in China, it has grown into an oil-producing and refining center.
There are oil fields in both the Dzungaria and Tarim basins. The largest is the Karamay field in the north of the region, which produces 8 million tonnes of crude oil a year, and is linked by pipeline to refineries at maytagh and Urumqi. There are also significant reserves of non-ferrous metals. Coal for local use is mined at Urumqi, which is also an engineering and cement-producing centre

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Heaven Lake

Heaven Lake is 110km (68 miles) east of Urumqi and a car ride from the capital will take around 3 hours. The lake is 2,000 meters (6,500ft) above sea level on the stunning Boghda mountain. This large pristine lake is surrounded by alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains. The steep Heavenly Mountains (tianshan) are densely packed with pine and cypress trees as well as fields of wild flowers and herbs. Visitors will be struck by the grandness of the natural environment and to truly enjoy the splendor of the lake, should plan on staying overnight. Many visitors choose to stay in a traditional Kazakh yurt, which is an unforgettable cultural experience. Once the tour buses have left in the late afternoon the lake is peaceful and magical. Tourists can go for strolls on the mountain paths and the more athletic can hike or ride a horse up to the glacier plains where the scenery is simply stunning.

Red Hil
Red Hill, 1.5 kilometers long and one kilometer wide and 910 meters above sea level, is situated on the east side of the Urumqi River and at the very center of the city, running from east to west. The hill top looks like a mighty lion in its quiet sleep and the ridge like a wriggling dragon. The hill's rocks are reddish-brown, hence the name "Red Hill".
At the top of the hill stands a nine-story, solid, gray brick pagoda 8 meters high, facing one at the top of the Yamalik Hill.
According to historical documents, the Urumqi River at the foot of the Red Hill overflowed in 1785 and the year after. Some superstitious people at that time rumored that it was the evil done by a vicious dragon and that the Red Hill and the Yamalike Hill would join to each other blocking up the river and Urumqi area would turn into a vast expanse of water
the Splendid temples attracted a great number of visitors and made the hill a holy place where worshippers chanted the Buddhist sutra and conducted religious services. Unfortunately almost all these
South Mountain
The "Southern Mountains" generally refers to the mountain area at the northern foot of Karawuquntag Mountain, a branch of the Tangri Tagh Mountains to the south of Urumqi. This place is not only an excellent natural pastureland but also an ideal summer resort for sightseeing visitors. There are dozens of parallel valleys and ravines running from west, with the West Poplar Valley as the most famous one.

Seventy-five kilometers south of Urumqi, the West Poplar Valley is located in the transition zone between low mountains and the mountains of intermediate height. At an elevation of 2,100 meters, it has an annual rainfall of 500 to 600 millimeters. The valley, screened by snow-capped peaks and dotted with tall and straight dragon spruce trees, is covered with a carpet of green grass. Setting off the deep shade of the green trees are white yurts scattered here and there, and small exquisite villas, elegant and quiet sanatoriums, reception houses for foreign guests and snack bars make the valley even more attractive. When making an excursion into this place, visitors are welcomed as guests to the yurts of the local Kazak herdsmen and always offered fragrant milk tea, mare's milk, cheese and delicious roast lamb. They can entertain themselves to their hearts' content with singing and dancing in threes and fours and ascend the heights, threading their ways through the deep
woods, to enjoy the picturesque landscape. Young visitors who are found of horsemanship can hire fine horses for a few coins from the local Kazak herdsmen, and make use of the whip to urge on the horse to gallop across the vast pastureland.

At the far end of the valley, one finds the landscape even more spectacular. From a striking precipice hiding in the green trees, a waterfall two meters wide cascades forty meters, floating down like a white silk in the air, roaring down to the bottom and spraying fine water droplets and mist onto the rocks covered with mosses and the green leaves on both sides, just like a drizzle making people feel pleasantly cool.