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“Flaming tourist trap!”

Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)
Hong Kong, China
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96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Flaming tourist trap!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

I think we went much too late in the year - Sept onwards is not the ideal time to see the mountains 'flame'. Suggest to visit June- July to spot flames. Some part of the location has also been turned into a tourist attraction with glider type of planes that take you closer to the mountain (why we wondered), some strange looking sculptures and loads of tourists.

Visited September 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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541 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
“Some of the Best Sections of the Mountain are Free”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Flaming Mountains are over 90 kilometers in length and most of the best sections are free to enter, climb and photograph. Please avoid the crowds of tourists at the portion where the giant thermometer is located (you're charged 40 RMB) just to get up close to the mountain. Driving up to the Bezeklik Caves offers stunning views of the Flaming Mountains, and beside the Bezeklik Caves are a couple of dunes that you can hike up for amazing views of the Flaming Mountains for free.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Mei L
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“barren table-mountain!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

this mountain was made popular by the movie Journey to The West. the view from the top was breathtaking. you got to see one or two farms and a river among the whole stretch of barren land. climbing up was not easy. those who have acrophobia are advised not to climb. there were a few sections which were rather scary. once you reached the top, you saw nothing but an almost a big piece of flat land. snap a few shots to prove you were there to remind you of the movie. it is an attraction that one would not remember well or cherish the moments. i will not go back for sure. one of the worst attraction along silk road. unless you are a fan of the legend journey to the west, skip it.

Visited May 2012
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164 reviews
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“Impressive, but avoid the paying visit”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Really a magnificent scenery...which can be perfectly seen from the road. No need therefore to pay for the ridiculously high entrance fee (100 yuan) that gives you access to a little park with annoyed camels and hideous modern statues

Visited September 2012
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Beijing, China
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful, but don't pay for a ticket!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a mountain out in the open, next to a major highway. You can see it from the side of the road. The attraction area is mainly geared towards Chinese tour groups who mainly flock to the mountain because it was used in the classic version of the Journey to the West. Inside the ticket area you can pose for photos with statues and take camel rides and pose in front of the mountains, but you don't see or have access to any more of the mountain area than anyone stopping along the side of the road.

Visited August 2012
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