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Address: Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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There are better mountains in Xinjiang

There are so many fantastic rock formations in Xinjiang and these do not stand out at all. Don't pay the ticket, just look at them from the side of the road. They are fine, but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There are so many fantastic rock formations in Xinjiang and these do not stand out at all. Don't pay the ticket, just look at them from the side of the road. They are fine, but not worthy of a long stop.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Flaming Mountains have not much in particular. It's just like anywhere else in Turpan: arid, hot wind and burning sunshine. But if you have are familiar with The Journey to the West (a novel on someTang Dynasty Priests' pilgrimmage to India, Monkey King's one of them), as every Chinese does, then you may find it interesting to arrrive at... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The flaming mountain is an epic place in many Chinese folklore. If you have chance to travel around Turpin area, you should come here and have a first hand experience what the flaming mountain means.

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St. Johns, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

There are many better places to take photos of the mountains and desert. Site has nothing to offer other than washroom facilities. Too many people in your face hawking trinkets as usual.

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Jakarta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You do not need to enter the site because there is nothing to see. You could view it accross the road.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Go there but don enter, just take your pictures and drive around the mountain (it takes 15 minutes) and you will see a magnificent and surrealistic nature. I guess you could call this the real Flaming Mountains.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This Mountain is situated in Turpan Basin, It is known to the world because of classic Chinese novel Journey to the west. Here you can experience unbearably hot temperature and also its amazing sight made by red granites reflecting the heat and glow of the desert.

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

No need visit this site as it can be seen from a distance. It is just red rocks that you need not pay to view

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Wels, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

On Your way to let´s say ´Bezeklik Caves´ it´s nice to stop and have a look at the "Flaming Mountains" (but don´t pay any entry-fee, there´s nothing more to see then from the road). The shape of the slopes looks a bit like flames and I can imagine that, when it´s really hot (and sometimes it is!), the hot air... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Flaming Mountains were of the highlights of my trip to Turpan! This place is very popular with Chinese tourist as it's the setting for the classical novel "Journey to the West". Many other reviews mention that it's not worth paying the entry ticket as the mountains can be seen from the road - that's true, but if you pay... More 

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