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Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan), Turpan

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Geologic Formation Mountain
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. To visit Flaming Mountains (Huoyan Shan) and get the most from your holiday in Turpan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Turpan itinerary builder.
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  • This place has the world's biggest thermometer which routinely reaches over 170 degrees due to coal self combustion underground. The name is very apt.  more »
  • As far as flaming well I suppose it was red and a neat spot to stop off for a few minutes and snap some pictures from the viewing area. Not amazing, definitely liked the book better but alright overal...  more »
  • It's not bad, but being able to just look at it from one direction unless you want to fly is disappointing.  more »