The Heaven Lake
The Heaven Lake, also named as Heavenly Lake or Tianchi Lake. It is located halfway up Bogda Peak in Fukang County, 110 kilometers east of Urumqi City. 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 and 1,500 meters wide. It is 105 meters at the deepest point. Heaven Lake is formerly known as Yaochi (Jade Lake), it was named Heaven Lake by Mingliang in 1783, the Qing Dynasty Commander of Urumqi Command. 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. Every year, it attracts numerous visitors. The best time for visiting Heaven Lake is from April to August. Half day tour will be suggested.