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Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan)

Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China
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It's not bad, but being able to just look at it from one direction unless you want to fly is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard C
via mobile
One of the favorites!

When we went, the weather was great. Sunny, not foggy. We got to take great shots in various areas... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Ida C
Quezon City, Philippines
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4 days ago
4 Apr 2017
“Not much as an attraction”
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Middle of Turpan Basin, Turpan 838200, China

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's not bad, but being able to just look at it from one direction unless you want to fly is disappointing.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

Thank Ida C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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
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...More

Thank yEeVoNy25
Reviewed 10 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...More

2  Thank moraira
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...More

Thank chungylau
Reviewed 10 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
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...More

Thank l80_stephane
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...More

Thank mysurp
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
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Hi Jenny Where did you stay in Turpan? Can you please recommend a mid range hotel that is near to night markets in Turpan and close to other attractions? Also to go around to the attractions near Turpan , where to get a taxi with a English speaking guide for a reasonable price? We are husband and wife planning to go there 31 May for two nights from Brisbane. Any suggestions to make the most of our stay in two nights and 3 days? We will highly appreciate your help in this regard....feeling lost so far. Kind regards, Vibha
4 April 2016|
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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
How long does it take to get to the Flaming Mountains from Turpan? Is it possible to take an early train from Urumqi to Turpan and then do a day trip to view the Flaming Mountains all in the same day?
19 October 2015|
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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