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Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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They weren't flaming when we passed in the middle of the day

The mountains were dramatic but not colourful on the way to way more interesting sites. Not worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Great views!

Desert experience - We went in the morning and it wasn’t as crowded compared to driving by during... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank brit677
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Allan & Amy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Karmaexplorer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Uncle888
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Houyan Shan (Flaming Mountains), east of Xinjiang, is a huge sandstone mountain range 9-10 km wide and 100 km long stretch across the Tulufan (Turpan) Depression. The average height is 500m and at its highest point 800m. This was where characters of the famous Journey...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

FLAMING MOUNTAINS: IMHO, a huge no biggie. 100kms long and 5-10kms wide stretching across the Turpan Depression. Average height of 500m and 800m at its highest point. The visitors centre features a huge thermometer which says that this is the hottest spot in China. It...More

Thank JeanWN
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The Flaming mountain is one of the hottest places in China. It is located in the north of Turpan in Xinjiang Region. It is a red sandstone ridge about 500m high that stretches for about 100km It became very popular due to a classical Chinese...More

Thank jennyMalaysia18
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Once you know you are at the hotesd spot in China you can spend your money in various tourist activities...and follow your way.

Thank Desvergnes
Reviewed 24 July 2017

If you want to see Flaming Mountains, the mountain is open wide where you can have a look without paying any fee when you visit any villages out of Turpan. The attraction is merely a park displaying characters of the story from " Journey to...More

1  Thank Righttodorightthings
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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