Flame Mountain

The Flame Mountain,called "HuoYanShan" in Chinese, is located in the middle of the Turpan Basin. It is the hottest place in the country, with the highest temperature reaching 47.8ºC and the highest surface temperature being above 70ºC. Visitors should protect against heat. In the Uighur language, the Flame Mountain is called "Kezletage" which means "Red Mountain" in Chinese. It was formed during the period of the mountain building movement of Himalaya and was mainly formed by red sandstones. There is no plant like trees or grass on the mountain the whole mountain body is red.

In the sunshine of burning sun, the terra gas is rising and the smoke and cloud is wreathing, which looks like a burning flaming fire and is very magnificent.

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