Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan), Turpan

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Visit Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan) to find yourself in the hottest place in China. An arid land with almost no vegetation, the 831 m (2,726 ft) tall red-colored mountain reaches surface temperatures of 70 C (158 F) during summer. The area's top attraction is a giant thermometer, an ideal backdrop for a few snapshots of this dry and scorching place. Using our custom trip planner, Turpan attractions like Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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 sid...  more »
  • The mountains were dramatic but not colourful on the way to way more interesting sites. Not worth a separate visit despite the evocative name.  more »
  • 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.  more »

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