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Address: Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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It's so hot, dry and dusty!

The only two things that fascinated me were firstly on how the people live in such a hot and dry place that prohibits agriculture. The second thing was the showcase of wonderful... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The only two things that fascinated me were firstly on how the people live in such a hot and dry place that prohibits agriculture. The second thing was the showcase of wonderful wall paintings that were burgled by foreigners.

Thank TonyS12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

It is at the fringe of the Taklamakan desert .A scorching red sandstone mountains with corroded gullies in a dry and barren nowhere.During our visit, it was oppressively hot. Houyan Shan to the Chinese is the location of childhood stories from the epic journey of a monk and his disciples.There is a comfortable tourist centre displaying the episodes , battles... More 

Thank ManfreddNg
Jakarta, Indonesia
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

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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179 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

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 11 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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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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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858 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 380 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
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

Thank tensaisimon
Hong Kong, China
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64 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 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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