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JBchina
Rotorua, New Zealand232 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Very ordinary. Give it a miss unless you just want a walk . A basic temple at the top and views of CBD. Seems a good place for local families only
Written 15 June 2024
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worldtravelerSpore
Singapore, Singapore327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Arrived at almost 7pm and started to get dark. All the attractions were closed but the absolutely beautiful temple and the red pagoda is worth the leisurely walk uphill for 15min.
Written 28 October 2019
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Hannes V
19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Dont go their on public holidays as there are too many visitors .
Choose a normal day. Take warmer clothes with especially in the late afternoons.
Written 9 October 2019
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Andrew M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
At most of the attractions that we visited in Urumqi, we were often the only visitors. That will not be the case at Red Hill as it is busy all year round. It is easily accessible by bus 1,17 or 52. We walked from Peoples Park, north gate, which took approximately 15 minutes. It is free to enter the park, although there is the usual security check. The pond with boat rides is the first thing seen on entry, and there are quite a few children's activities and f&b options. A monument to the Chinese resistance movement is also in this area.

You have an option here of taking an electric car ride (I think that it was RMB5) or walking to the top of the hill. We chose to walk, and found it quite pleasant though the steps to the Temple were steep. To the right of the steps is a children's area. The three sets of steps are quite well shaded with mist blowers and a fountain at the top which overflows and allows water to run down the steps to the left and right. If you have children this will be fun walking in the water. At the top of the steps is the ticket office, where you pay for entry to the Temple. The ticket cost was RMB20.

The Temple is a beautiful structure, said to be built during the Tang Dynasty, and worth the steep climb. The lower level had displays from the dinosaur age, whilst the middle and upper levels had models of Urumqi city development. We found the models an interesting way to learn about the new city. The view from the top of the Temple was good and we enjoyed our visit. The steps are narrow and difficult to descend, so caution is required. Behind the temple is a garden with minature trees. After exiting the temple at the rear doors, a right will lead you to the area that the electric cars drop off passengers, the path to the left leads to the Red Tower and Lin Zexu statue.

We were interested in the Lin Zexu statue, as we had visited Wusong in Shanghai the previous year where one of the main battles took place in 1842. Lin Zexu was instrumental in destroying 1.2m kg of opium products that were sent to China by the British. His actions caused the first opium war which resulted in a treaty which ceded Hong Kong to the British. Lin Zexu is seen as a national hero for his actions and today the 26th June is named the int'l day against drug use and trafficking in his honour.

The Red Tower is also known as Zhen Long Ta. It is one of a pair of Pagodas, the other standing 1km away on Yamalike Hill (Yao Mo Shan). They are known together as the Zhenlong Pagodas. It is very difficult to get a photo here as everyone seems to congregate near to the pagoda. It was the exact opposite situation the previous day when we visited Yao Mo Shan as we were the only persons taking a photo. The walk back down should be done with caution, as the path is quite slippery and we saw a person get hurt on the descent.
Written 23 August 2019
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Olapidot
Tel Aviv, Israel212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
located in city center, very nice, wide clean and popular park, full of attractions for kids. free entrance
Written 17 April 2019
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Jacque W
22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The park is spacious and good for leisure walk. The main attraction is the red pagoda which build long time ago.
To travel to Red Hill is very convenient by taking public transport such as bus. Nice place to pay a visit.
Written 13 April 2019
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Ltp_BKK
Bangkok, Thailand471 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The park is not that big. The hilight of this park is a pagoda and top of the hill which you can see the view of Urumqi city.
Written 31 July 2018
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EastmeetsWestAB
London, UK1,475 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This was a last minute idea to visit the place. Easy walk up to the Pagoda. On the way up there are other things that you can pay to gain entry like clock tower.

The park and the Pagoda area is free. The view from there is great. If you have time, pls go there.

This is a park where the locals also visit.
Written 17 July 2018
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petersjsim
Tawau, Malaysia1,996 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
A causal walk up to the top of the hill and visitors will have the panoramic view of the City. There are interesting landmark in Red Hill too, such as: Pagoda, the temple.. The option not to walk is to take a ride of an electric buggy.
Written 22 April 2018
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Kellogg's F
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Went there three months ago . Place is called “ hun Shan “ in Chinese. Almost in the heart of Urumqi . Not always crowded, sometimes need an Id on you to enter . Not so big . They have golf carts for around 10 yuan’s , it has two entrances and two exit . Try to enter from the ( xi hun dong lu ) side gate . It’s better that way . You can spend easily 2-3 hours there .
Written 12 April 2018
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