This park gives you a picture-perfect view of the snowcapped Heavenly Mountains. An array of incongruously grouped objects—including an eight-story pagoda built by the emperor in 1788 to suppress an evil dragon—are reached via a long set of stairs. Arrive in the early evening for the pleasure of seeing the cityscape bathed in the setting sun's golden light. Ignore the cheap carnival rides near the entrance. The park is hard to find, and few tourists venture here, so
take a taxi.
Off Hongshan Lu, Ürümqi, 830000, China