People's Park is located in the west bank of Urumqi River and it is the biggest park in urban Urumqi. People’s Park is also called 'the park for sharing happiness’. It was first established in 1755 and expanded in 1918.
It was originally a stretch of marshland and lakes surrounded by luxuriant centuries-old trees. Now it is a scenic, tree-shaded park with pavilions and a lake where you can hire a rowboat. The best time to visit is in the morning when local people exercise.
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.
Location: intersection of South Youhao Road and North Gongyuan Road, Urumqi
Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Hours: 8:30-21:30
Transportation: Take Bus No.1,2,3,7,58 or 902
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