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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Urumqi Glacier No.1

Urumqi Glacier No.1 (乌鲁木齐1号冰川), about 120km southwest from Urumqi city center, is the river source of Urumqi rive on the north slop of Mt. Tianger. In 1959, Tianshan glacier observation and research station, Chinese Academy of Sciences was set up in the headstream of Urumqi river, which makes it has an important position in the international glaciological research.

Glacier No.1 formed in the Third Ice Age, about 4,800,000 years from today. It is honored as “fossil glacier” because the ruins of ancient glaciers remain complete. Glacier No. 1 belongs to valley glacier, occupying an area of 1.85 square km with a length of 2..4 km and the maximum depth of 140 meters.

The average velocity of Glacier No.1 is 5 meters approximately. Centering on Glacier No.1, hundreds of glacier, big and small, distribute around it, which are the important headwater of Urumqi city. According to the record from glacier station, Glacier No. 1 is shrinking 8 meters every year as the global warming.

Glacier Station is composed of base station and high-altitude station. The base station, covering an area of 6000 square meters, is situated in the valley in the upstream of Urumqi river with an altitude of 2130m. Occupying an area of 1000 square meters, high-altitude station is 35km from base station with an altitude of 3545 meters.
Add.: Tianger Mountain, Urumqi county, Urumqi city
Ticket price: RMB15
Opening Time: 08:00-17:00
Tel.: 0991-4623900


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