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Tien-Chi lake (Heaven Lake) is situated in 120 kilometers from Urumqi in picturesque Tien Shan mountains at 1980 meters altitude above sea level. Its length is 3.3 km, and at its widest point is 1.5 km. The area of the lake is 4.9 km ², the maximum depth is 105 meters. The moon-shaped lake has a glacial origin. In ancient times Tien-Chi lake was called Shi Yao (Jade Lake). The water is so clear and transparent that you can see its bottom. But the water temperature is very low even in high summer. In summer it is especially beautiful place: green carpet of grass, bright flowers and snowy peak o..
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