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Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

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Address: Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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You do not need to enter the site because there is nothing to see. You could view it accross the road.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
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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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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Florida
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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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Additional Information about Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

Address: Address: Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Xinjiang Uygur  >  Turpan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 1

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