Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Silk Road # 2 ~ Flaming Mountain, Turpan

If you had read about the famed Chinese novel of 'Journey to the West', when the Tang monk Xuanzang and his three followers reached this place, fires raged for hundreds of miles. One of his followers, the Monkey King extinguished the fire with a magical palm fan whisked from the throat of the ever-protective Iron Fan Princess.

Flaming Mountain appeared to be the hottest place of China. We were travel from the coolest place ( TianShan Tianchi ) to hottest place ( Flaming Mountain) in the same day.

The sun's rays are reflected off the red rocks, as though the hillsides are engulfed by tongues of fire.

I still remember the number of steps ~ to climb 1308 steps in order to reach one of the peak.

Arggg... my poor injured knee.


Beth Niquette said...

wonderful postcard!

Happy PFF!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Hello Lay,
Just a little note to let you know that if you are still interested in participating in A Festival of Postcards, then you need to publish a postcard of a Main Street of any town or city, and send me the permalink url.
Bye for now,