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Address: Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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You don't need to pay for this to see this beautiful sight. Don't get trapped into paying to see a statue. Our guide took us further and the sight was better and free. The rock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stand at the side, you will be amazing how beautiful this flaming mountain, no need to pay for this attraction, a good object for photographers to take another amazing landscape in Xinjiang

Thank Prinszn11
Chicago, Illinois
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177 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The main site requires admission and was built as a tourist complex. There were some statues put up for photo purposes. This is not the best view of the mountain. The guide should be able to take you to the backside of the mountain following the highway. This was where the beauty of the mountain revealed itself.

Thank FYL003
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

You don't need to pay for this to see this beautiful sight. Don't get trapped into paying to see a statue. Our guide took us further and the sight was better and free. The rock formations are interesting but the colors are beautiful tones of red, orange and cream colored. It was well worth the visit and these mountains are... More 

Thank Jennytomkins
Beijing Region, China
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Do not pay the entrance fee to go into the tourist attraction. You can just stand outside and view the mountains from the road. The paid attraction/park offers camel rides, pictures with people in traditional dress, shopping, and a sad history museum. Not worth the entrance fee

Thank mrmutti2000
Singapore, Singapore
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173 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

FLAMING MOUTAINS (HUOYAN SHAN) has long been in the history of Chinese culture; as it was well written in the infamous book of :"Journey To The West" with the monkey god etc......It is one of the MUST MUST SEE for all Chinese visitors to TURPAN. As the name implies, the temperature was ready high, during my visit, it went to... More 

Thank 313globetrotter
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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832 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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.

Thank tombillinge
Beijing, China
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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64 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

Thank b b
St. Johns, Florida
2 reviews
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.

Thank george605
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38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank FransiscaJakarta

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