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Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

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Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Flaming Mountains weren’t flaming when I viewed them from behind a barbed wire fence, one parking lot over from the tourist’s trap. I think they flame at certain times when the sun illuminates them just so? But still, I loved looking at this rumpled...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the view of the mountain is very impressive, the whole area is not very nice as there are many people and the activities are very low end. The best thing is to just walk to the mountain and enjoy the view.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a sunny day the sight of these mountains is near " blinding " .The mid-summer temperatures are in the high 40's and in winter way below zero . This is the Gobi Desert .

Thank kidman255068
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's September and yet this place is still hot! Hordes of local tourists didn't make the trip better. And tacky 'Journey to the West' characters erased the wondrous moutain's original nature. I am disappointed that I couldn't catch the changing colours which the mountain is...More

Thank LLS0811
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

It is one of the places mentioned in a famous novel. Nice to be there though it was very hot to be there. Rode on the camel for picture taking.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The Flaming mountain was renown for its red color, but it wasn't very red on the day I visited. Red mountains are not unique to this place in China. However this place is now populated with statues of the Monk, monkey and pig in the...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 25 April 2018

It becomes the landmark of Turpan because of the famous Chinese fable tale of 'The Journey To The West 西游记'。Almost all visitors read about the story and make it a must to come here to experience this 'hottest' area in the journey. 'Jingubang', The weapon...More

Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

There is nothing much. Just a statue of Tang Monk and his fellows. This place is fully commercialize. 20 yuan for riding on the back of camel and take a photo. I spent only 1 hr here and leave. May visit if you have time.

Thank Tonkarn08
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

There’s not a lot to see here compared to other sites in Turpan - the entire site has become extremely commercialized and you can take photos of the mountains, ride camels, fly in a helicopter (not sure if the pilots are licensed), or rent dirt...More

Thank berr520
Reviewed 17 November 2017

If you happen to be driving past the Flaming Mountains on the to or from somewhere, by all means pull over and take a picture or two. I wouldn't waste money on admission when you can see the same thing from the roadside. it would...More

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Response from ManfreddNg | Reviewed this property |
Vibha Mid range priced hotel in Turpan may not meet your expectations in a desert town .If you need a bed and drinking water then is is ok..I suggest you look for a better one in downtown...You can arrange from the... More
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Response from Jennytomkins | Reviewed this property |
If you're want to travel by train, there possibly is one. Just check it out. Train travel is not very enjoyable and it is difficult to organize tickets unless you speak Mandarin. It takes about two hours in a private bus to... More