Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)
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Massimo R
La Spezia, Italy198 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Friends
These mountains are flaming only at noon and if there are no clouds , but at noon they could be very hot .
The landscape is rather attractive , even if there are a lot of red cliffs much better than this .
The worst thing is that you must pay to enter in this park .
Written 2 October 2013
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yipjcs88
Hong Kong, China9,965 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Flaming Mountain is famous because of a well-known Chinese story book. It is worth seeing as it is quite unusual. All barren and brownish red. One has to go on a sunny day to see the glory of the all-red mountain. Slanting sunlight late in the day is better but it is hard to catch on a group tour. I took a walk from the entrance area all the way to the foot of the mountain; it takes about 20-25 minutes. It was quite hot on the day but tolerable. Fortunately there was a waiting donkey-cart to take me back to the entrance, at RMB50.
Written 29 May 2019
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jollymonkey
Brighton, UK62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The mountains are impressive to see, but they’re too hot to explore properly. Unfortunately the visitor centre has the feel of something that has been built simply to justify how much they want to charge you to see it. All it does is get in the way of the natural wonder and leave you feeling ripped off. My advice - take in the mountains from the car park and then move on (to one of the ruined cities or Tuyuk village ideally).
Written 17 September 2019
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Gladys Koh
Singapore, Singapore284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Flaming mountains was made popular because of the story “journey to the west”.

The red coloured mountain range with the lines looked like flames burning. It is a magnificent sight to behold! But what makes it special is the drive down the the back of the mountain. It is a valley with the mountain range on both ends. Really majestic !!! There is stop for tourist and do take the eggs that’s cooked by the heat of the sand. It cost RMB3 per egg and it is really special. There are footpaths at the back where tourist could hike up to see the back of the mountain or take a Camel up there.

Flaming mountain is a natural wonder. I would recommend to see not just the front but the valley and back of the mountain as well.
Written 4 May 2019
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moraira
UK850 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
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 take a photo in front of the camel sitting on the camel, or riding the camel). Plus donkey rides, or for the more adventurous with more money to spend, para glider rides over the mountains (different prices for different time lengths)

Masses of Chinese tourists, who seem to lap up this type of venue, and over priced souvenir shops

My advice is don't bother coming here, you will see ots of similar mountains for free along your journey in this part of China
Written 10 November 2016
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mysurp
Sandnes, Norway98 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
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 a para-glider or a helicopter. It also offers overprices generic souvenirs and huge crowds who don't mind at all from photobombing you or simply running up to you and posing while their friends take a photo of them with the "freaky westerner".

Avoid and view the mountains from elsewhere.
Written 15 September 2016
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kidman255068
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Family
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 .
Written 2 October 2018
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berr520
Copenhagen, Denmark78 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
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 bikes etc to drive around the mountains. If you’re interested in the legend of the monkey king, maybe you’ll feel more strongly about this place than we did.

If we hadn’t rented the dirt bikes, we could’ve left the Flaming Mountains in 30 minutes. However, the scene during the drive to the mountains and surrounding areas (ie Bezeklik caves) is breathtaking. Overall, if you’re in Turpan, this is a must see, but you won’t need much time nor will you find It spectacular.
Written 10 December 2017
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Uncle888
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia304 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
We visited on the 6th September 2017 and this is what we have to say :
There are quite a lot of genuine beautiful places in China that you want to visit. This is definitely NOT one of them.
Skip skip skip ................................skip.
Written 17 September 2017
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Ida B
Quezon City, Philippines52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 when the mountain is very red but I can also imagine how hot it would be that time.
Written 5 April 2017
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