City profile

The resource-rich and vast Xinjiang is a treasure of China. The ancient and beautiful Urumqi is a brilliant pearl at the foot of Tianshan Mountains. Urumqi, which lies in the northern foot of Tianshan Mountain and the south of Junggar Basin, is surrounded by hills and girdled by water, has vast expanse of fertile fields, and is the well-known "land for plowing, singing and dancing" of western regions. Thus, the native people since ancient times affectionately call her "Urumqi", and Junggar has the meaning of "beautiful ranch" in Mongolian language.