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Flaming Mountains

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Flaming Mountains are red sandstone hills on the northern edge of the Turpan Basin. The red of the hills has been likened to burning flames and temperatures time and again reach a scorching temperature. The mountains were made famous in the 16th century Chinese classic novel Journey to the West which describes Buddhist monk Xuan Zang's pilgrimage to India. In the novel the monk encounters a wall of flames, an appropriate depiction for these mountains, but is capable to quench them with help from his companion the Monkey King.
Flaming Mountains is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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