Outside of Turpan in Xinjiang province are the Flaming Mountains, so-named as under the mid-day sun their rutted, ravine complexion resembles red-orange-multi-colored tongues of fire. Well, so local myths have it.


flaming-mountains-china

Flaming "tongues of fire" surge down this desert mountain range in Xinjiang, outside Turpan

flaming-mountains-tuyoq-china

Uighur village of Tuyuq within Flaming Mountains

flaming-mountains-china

Flaming Mountains canyon

Join the journey !

No BS

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Join the journey !

No BS

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.