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Flaming Mountain

Flaming Mountain lies in the middle of the Turpan Depression. It is famous because of the classical novel-The Journey to the West. The monkey king in the novel kicked over an elixir oven in the heaven while fighting with gods, charcoals fell onto the mountain and started a lasting fire, and then he extinguished the flame with a magic fan. Actually, the mountain is made up of red sandstone. The red rocks glows and hot air curls up like smoke in the sunshine, so it is named. Situated on the route of the ancient Silk Road, the Flaming Mountain has many cultural relics. Plus the unique topography and products, numbers of visitors are attracted to here.