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In the best-known Chinese novel "Journey to the West", the Flaming Hill in the novel is the mountain fill with different evil characters who fight with the high monk Tang and his three disciples. Well, it dose exist in the reality. Located on the northern edge of the Turpan Basin, Flaming Hill is about 10 kilometers east of downtown Turpan, covering about 100 km (62miles) from east to west with a width of 9 km (5.6miles). The average height is 500m (1640feet) with an average temperature of 30 degrees, It is known as the hottest places on earth, surprisingly, the highest temperature even can reach 47.8 degrees. Even though, the Flaming Hill became a very popular travel spot since the famous book had mentioned it.

Flaming Mountain was formed around a hundred million years ago. The whole mountain contains nothing more than these reddish slopes and gullies. Looking over the mountain from a distance, under the sunlight, the heat wave and the floating clouds will make you have the illusion that the mountain is on fire. Some people who travel around the mountain even have some of the rubber burn from their shoes' soles. Many Chinese also believe that the red sand and rocks of the mountain resemble a sleeping dragon. Actually, the Flaming Mountain is not a death hill but a charming scenic spot with the views in its valley.

Because the deep valley block the hot sunlight, the valley is a cool green place. Many clear spring water flow out of the ground, and went on irrigates the whole valley. The locals made these valleys into nice places to live and planted many trees and fruits. Besides its unique natural attractions, the region has always had great cultural traditions.Contact us if you want to travel to Flaming Hill. We will provide the professional advice, customized itinerary and excellent travel service. Or you can consult directly through the guide information below:
Admission Fee: RMB10
Open hours: 9:00-17:00
Address: Turpan, Xinjiang, China.
Contact Telephone: 86 0995 8691575

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We’re a group of four. We want to visit Flaming Hill next months, can you arrange vehicles for us? We will be light packed.

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Thanks for writing. We could help you arrange vehicles for you. Flaming Hill is a very famous spot, also the natural condition is really tough. Anytime you need help.