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Address: Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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No need to pay if you don't climb it or fly over it

Date of visit: 18/09/2016 As the flaming mountain is visible from everywhere you don't need to pay the ticket entrance if you have no intention to climb it (the local driver... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty much the whole time you are in the Turpan Depression, you are driving around and in the Flaming Mountains. It really isn't necessary to go to the tourist bus parking area and pay to look at the world's largest thermometer.

Thank arnels0n
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Date of visit: 18/09/2016 As the flaming mountain is visible from everywhere you don't need to pay the ticket entrance if you have no intention to climb it (the local driver said it was possible) or pay extra bucks to get in a small plane (maybe 300 yuan for 20 mn... not sure) and fly over the mountain which could... More 

Thank l80_stephane
Sandnes, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a good location the view the scenic Flaming Mountains. However, it's been built to accommodate large crowds and drain their wallets as much as possible. It's mostly built around the movie Journey to the West. It's possible to pay to take photos with people dressed up, a few old carriages or pay for a ride on a donkey... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Amazing mountains right in the desert that change their appearance depending on the time of day and year.

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Kluang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The flaming mountains look unique from the plane but not too great on the ground. The info at the spot are numerous

Thank HRS_6
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery but impossible to find a place were you can enjoy it with all the people running around shouting and taking selfies

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Fantastic, A Big "Must See" if you are visiting Chia, Western china is the best part of All of China, having deep historical culture, food with amazing landscapes

Thank Mem A
Mollymook, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Such a privilege to drive thru this beautiful mountain range . Take time to ale several stops to truly experience this area

Thank 197maturetraveller
Frisco, texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Not worth paying to see this site, since you can see it easily from the road. Worth stopping to take a few pictures from the main road; but that would be it. The eroded surface is supposed to look like flames, and you can tell that once you know what you are looking at. I imagine that at dusk, it... More 

Thank alikarim
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a unique attraction stretching for a 100km so you cannot miss it if you are in Turpan area. Surface temperatures can go upto 60C on very hot days. We didn't think it was worth paying a fee to get close to the mountains on a day that was already showing 44C. But worth taking pictures of even from... More 

Thank WWTraveller26

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