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The Flaming Hill

flaming-hill The Flaming Hill is located in the north Turphan Basin of Xinjiang Province. It is a small mountain running across the basin. The mountain is a combination of red sand and rocks that makes the mountain looks like a red dragon sleeping in the area basin.

In the best-known Chinese novel, Journey to the West, the Flaming Mountain in the novel is a mountain filled with different evil characters that fight with the high monk, Tang, and his three disciples. There are many old legendary stories make this mountain unique, attractive and with lots of room for wild imagination.

The Flaming Hill is barren and extremely hot in summer. During the trek approaching the mountain, visitors will find the soles of their shoes soften in the intense heat.