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Address: Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
alikarim
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Frisco, texas

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Frisco, texas
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191 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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China
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225 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok to drive past and maybe pull over to take some photos but don't be tempted to pay to go into the Monkey King red mountain complex.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Turoq is a tourist zone and you are able to do homestays in the area. The weather was pleasant in April, but I would hate to stay there in the summer or winter for that matter. They say in gets down to minus 20 sometimes. The town is very old and my host for the evening was great.

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Cupertino, California
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Drove by this mountain on our less than 18 hours in Turpan. Turpan was a train stop on our Silk Road tour from Dunhuang to Wulumuqi and eventually Kashgar and Aletai. So my cousin and I hired a Turpan taxi driver and shared with someone we met at the train station who also had a few hours to kill in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank TonyS12
Malaysia
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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

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Chicago, Illinois
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221 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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.

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Thank FYL003
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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