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Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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Site where "The journey to the west" was filmed

The Flaming mountain was renown for its red color, but it wasn't very red on the day I visited. Red... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kim C
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Melbourne, Australia
The Landmark of Turpan

It becomes the landmark of Turpan because of the famous Chinese fable tale of 'The Journey To The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
petersjsim
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Tawau, Malaysia
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"red sandstone"
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"hot temperature"
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"hottest place"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 18 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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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We passed by the flaming mountain on our way to an old village in a valley nearby. There's no need to go into the designated tourist area and pay the entrance fee in my opinion. just go to another side of the mountain and have...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The mountains were dramatic but not colourful on the way to way more interesting sites. Not worth a separate visit despite the evocative name.

Thank Archaeobuff
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Desert experience - We went in the morning and it wasn’t as crowded compared to driving by during late afternoon. It is possible to ride camels for very reasonable prices.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

You have to know the story of the monkey king and his opponents before you can appreciate the sculpture they put out for the tourists to take photos The mountain was named the "flaming" mountain because of its location in the hot desert,in the Sumer...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The area is certainly hot as it is suggested by its name - Flaming mountains. It, however, is just like any 'ordinary' mountains in the world. At a glimpse, the photos taken from the area look like a construction site. The entrance fee is RMB40...More

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Vibha
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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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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
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