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Address: Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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It is a red sand stone mountain. One of the Silk Road stop in the ancient time. The one you must see is the big thermometer that standing up there. Otherwise, that's not really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada

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Quezon City, Philippines
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42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we went, the weather was great. Sunny, not foggy. We got to take great shots in various areas of the mountain and would even stop in the middle of the highway. Everyone would do this! There were canyons and rivers at the bottom of the mountain which added to the marvelous views. Heard the views are better during summer... More 

Thank Ida C
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a red sand stone mountain. One of the Silk Road stop in the ancient time. The one you must see is the big thermometer that standing up there. Otherwise, that's not really worth to go over there.

Thank C-Liz1
Singapore, Singapore
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94 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Was with a tour group and we reached early in the morning around 9ish to avoid the hordes of tourists and the merciless hot sun. I would say it’s a place where most Chinese would be able to relate easily since it’s a scene from the famous “Journey to the West” novel. Other than that, basically the mountains are like... More 

Thank yEeVoNy25
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601 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

It really is not worth the time in getting out to the so called "Flaming Mountain". The mountain itself is pretty bland, and the purpose in getting tourists there is to sell them entry into the park area, then sell them Camel Rides (they actually have a posted price list in English and Chinese detailing the price for you to... More 

2 Thank moraira
Sunnyvale, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a tourist trap. Flaming Mountain is famous because it was featured 8n a classic Chinese novel, but there really is nothing here. The admission fees are a rip-off. Nearby, there is the Flaming Mountain Canyon, and it is much more impressive. It is also free,

Thank chungylau
Jackson, Wyoming
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

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.

1 Thank arnels0n
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

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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98 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 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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98 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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

Thank Stephanie P
Kluang, Malaysia
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212 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 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

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