Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture is located at the southeast edge of the Junggar Basin, nestled in the foothills of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. To the east lies Hami Region, west borders Shihezi City, south neighbors Turpan Region and Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, north adjacent to Tacheng and Altay Regions, and northeast interfaces with Mongolia, making it a necessary pass of the famed ancient Silk Road heading to Central Asia and Europe.

Changji is rich in distinctive tourist attractions, such as the nationally renowned alpine lake paradise Heavenly Lake, the Western Protectorate site dating back to the Han Dynasty, the over 3,000 year old Hu Tubi Kangjia Shimenzi rock carvings of primitive fertility worship, Asia's largest dinosaur fossil excavation site, East Asia's biggest ancient petrified forests and Singing Sands Mountain, plus magnificent sights like the original poplar forests. This vibrant city perfectly blends breathtaking natural scenery with cultural treasures along the northern Silk Road.

Best Travel Time

Suitable for all seasons, autumn is the best.

Suggested playing days

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Local climate

Continental arid climate

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