Hotter than hot: Flaming Mountains | 2017-07-10 13:26
Hotter than hot: Flaming Mountains

During the trek approaching the mountain, visitors will find the soles of their shoes soften in the intense heat. With the hot sun overhead, the red mountain looks like a fiery dragon. [Photo/VCG]

The Flaming Mountains are barren, eroded, red sandstone hills in Tianshan Mountain range, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China.

They lie near the northern rim of the Taklamakan Desert and east of the city of Turpan.

Their striking gullies and trenches caused by erosion of the red sandstone bedrock give the mountains a flaming appearance at certain times of the day.

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