Hongshan Park is in the city center of Urumuji, about 900 meters altitude with red rocks which can be seen near the top. Many city buses have stops near there so visiting the park is so convenient. We went there around noon time but it was so cold and windy on 30 September. We took the electric cart for 10 Yuan each going up near the top. Free entrance. Bags are scanned and lighter are not allowed but when going out, you can take back your lighter. There's a clean toilet up there near a square. Iron frames are good for those who love to exercise. Snacks and water are sold up there too. Very nice city view from the top. This is a nice park with plants and flowers. Visit can be done within 2 hours. Walking down is easy and doesn't take much time.
Hongshan Park (Red Hill) is a mountain park in downtown Urumqi which made of dark red rocks. This hill is the symbol of Urumqi. When you are at the top, you can view closely the rock formation and you can view the city. Up there there is a toilet, some restaurants, a pagoda, and some iron frames and machines for exercises. I saw a mini version of Tiantan (Temple of Heaven) similar to one in Beijing. We took electric cart for 10 Yuan going up almost the top and walked in leisure the rest of the mountain. The entrance is free but you need to scan your bag and cigarette lighter is taken. When you go out, you can take back your lighter. Walking down is very easy and short. A visit to this park takes about 2 hours if you don’t exercise. Near the South gate there is a lake with many gold and red fish and you can rent a boat to cycle in the lake. From my memory there is South Gate and East Gate.
Reminds me of old times. Entertainments are old fashioned and already replaced by brand new high-technology ones if in other cities. However it''s very relaxing and so real, local people are laughing and enjoying a lot with pure humanity. Entrance is free and small place but I loved it.