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“Nice photo opps from the road” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)
Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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Ranked #9 of 25 things to do in Turpan
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Magog, Canada
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“Nice photo opps from the road”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Some of the reviews below seem to refer to another attraction. This is about the geology of the mountain, not grottoes. And one would not drive from Urumuqi only for this.
No need to pay anything, you take the photos from the road. You need a sunny day to have better colors.

Visited May 2013
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Urumqi, China
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“dull mountain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you live in a flat country then this might appeal to you, but it did not interest me at all. It is just a hill of sand that looks like it is on fire when it gets to 50oC hope you enjoy.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

These mountains are nothing special. They 'flame' when the sun shines on them but there are better mountains with colour in Azerbijain.

Visited April 2013
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new zealand
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“FLAMING NOT ALL YEAR”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Interesting geography, visiting in March u missed the heat transforming the color but apparently is very special in the hot summer months.

Visited March 2013
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kuala lumpur
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“Red hot mountain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

made famous by chinese epic movie "journey to the west". Very commercial n not worth the long drive from urumuqi.
There are some caves with paintings of buddha but nothing compared to grotto in dunhuang. Many of the scruptures have been stolen or damaged.
Not for foreigners.

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