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Amazing scenery of Flaming Mountains

China.org.cn)  14:55, October 22, 2012

(China.org.cn/Chen Xiangzhao)

The Flaming Mountains or Gaochang Mountains are barren, eroded, red sandstone hills in Tian Shan Mountain range, Xinjiang, 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 giving the mountains a flaming appearance at certain times of the day.

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(Editor:叶欣、张茜)

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