Red Hill Park

On the east bank of Urumqi River, 910m (3000 feet) Red Hill is located at the very center of the city, which resembles a mighty dragon. This reddish-brown hill is dotted with some small pavilions and atop stands a nine-storey pagoda first founded in 1788 by Shang An - governor of Urumqi.

Legend said that in 1785 and 1786 the city suffered river floods, which was considered that building a pagoda at the top of the hill could subdue the vicious dragon living underneath and prevent the floods coming again. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city of Urumqi. The hill has been widely accepted as the symbol of the city.

red hill parkon top of red hillpogoda in red hill park

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