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Flaming Mountains
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The Flaming Mountains, also known as Gaochang Mountains or localy Kyzyltag (means Red Mountain), is a barren, eroded red sandstone ridge located in the Tian Shan range of Xinjiang. It is about 100 kilometres long and 10 km wide and is stretching on the northern edge of the Turpan Basin from west to east. The average height is approximately 500 metres, while the highest elevation reaches around 831 metres.

Flaming mountain China postal stationery card

China 1997, Flaming Mountains.
Stationery postal card.

 

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