Flaming Mountains

Turpan, China

Flaming Mountains, located in Tian Shan Mountain range in Xinjiang, edging the northern part of Turpan, got this interesting name after the mesmerizing and unique visual effects created when the Sun is in zenith. At that time, the observer sees the mountains made of red clay as a red-colored mass shining and burning like fire. The overall impression is reinforced with the extremely high air temperature, which reaches seventy degrees Celsius during the hottest months. Visitors enjoy thematic exploration of the site in two parts: underground and ground part. The Pilgrimage in the Flaming Mountains is one of the most famous ones in this region.

Flaming Mountains

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