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Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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Ranked #10 of 22 Attractions in Turpan
Type: Mountains, Geologic Formations
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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
64 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Shanghai, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

One of the sites you definitely have to see during you next trip to Urumqi and this surrounding beautiful area. There arr quite some attractions close by such as camelback riding which may add addiotional costs to such trip ...

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La Spezia, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

These mountains are flaming only at noon and if there are no clouds , but at noon they could be very hot . The landscape is rather attractive , even if there are a lot of red cliffs much better than this . The worst thing is that you must pay to enter in this park .

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Really really hot but beautiful red mountains. With the camels in the back ground and the blazing heat.Clean topography .The hottest part of china and part f the Gobi desert. something to see for your self and experience

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Paris, France
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194 reviews 194 reviews
40 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A rather uninteresting red mountain cliff has been turned into a tourist trap, in order to make people pay an entry price to what should normally be free of charge as you can see the cliff anywhere from the G30 highway. The mountains are not as spectacular as I had seen in other parts of the world... they are reddish... More

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