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Flaming Mountain


Flaming mountain is located 10 km northeast of Turpan. The mountain stretches east and west, 98 km long, 9 km wide, the highest peak is 831 meter above sea level. It is a part of eastern Tianshan mountain, the flaming mountain is very small but very special in many aspects. First of all, the Flaming mountains is considered the hottest place in China. There is a big thermometer placed by the mountain which measures the ground temperature, sometimes even shows 75 degrees. There is no single grass on the mountain because of the hot and dry climate. In summer time, the mountains looks red and flaming, Looks like really burning under the strong sunshine.