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Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

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Address: Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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Dont bother

Dont bother paying money to enter. The mountain can be seen by the road side All very comerical inside

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was one of the most exciting part of the Turpan Day Tour. It was superb hot when we visited in July 2014, a 35 degree. She is barren, eroded, red sandstone hills and lie near the northern rim of the Taklamakan Desert and east of the city of Turpan. My tour guide told me "Usual tour will bring you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Dont bother paying money to enter. The mountain can be seen by the road side All very comerical inside

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Leesburg, Florida
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The area was part of our Silk Road tour. We had no expectations whatsoever and were surprised to find ourselves in a landscape that could have been on Mars. I did not even know the story of the Monkey King, but one of our travel companions had grown up with it. I wish I had read it before.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

These mountains are eroded piles of rock that lie near the Taklamakan desert. They got their name from the novel "Journey to the West." We visited them en route to the Bezeklik Thousand Buddha caves.

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Shenzhen, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Not the most spectacular scenery with a really cheesy inaccurate digital thermometer. It is basically a roadside stop with a giftshop. Not worth paying for, stop for a photo at the road and move on.

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Urumqi, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The Flaming Mountain is an important spot for Chinese legend, as the Monkey King and friends try to reach there in the classic "Journey to the West". The site has an underground museum, but taking pictures with the mountain, seeing the giant thermometor (3 stories), and riding camels are the real highlights.

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