Those who read the classical chinese novel, "Journey to the West" (西游记) will know about The Flaming Mountain @ Huoyansan (火焰山). If you are a Chinese and dunno or never heard of the famous novel Journey to the West, then you really deserved to be piak-ed. The novel is a fictionalized account of the legends around the Buddhist monk XuanZhang's pilgrimage to India during the Tang dynasty in order to obtain the Buddhist religious texts (sutras) together with his 3 disciples, namely Sun WuKong, Zhu BaJie and Sha WuJing. Although the character Monkey King (孙悟空) is a fiction, but XuanZhang (唐僧/玄奘/三藏法师), the Tang Dynasty Buddhist monk in the story is a real character and the pilgrimage to India did happen.
During noon time, the sun rays are reflected off the red rocks, as though the hillsides are engulfed by tongues of fire. Flaming Mountain is largely made up of bare rock without a single blade of grass but I saw a "sesat" donkey over there.
Btw I really catch no ball what is the donkey doing there. Don't tell me the donkey survive by eating rocks or sands????? OMS.. Poor Donkey. No wonder he is so skinny :(
Flaming mountain is the hottest place in China and temperature sometimes reaches 48 degree centigrade. During summer the temperature can reaches up to 70 degree centigrade. How to survive woh? So hot can die. I really salute the Buddhist monk, XuanZhang :)
And yeah, this is the weapon of the Sun WuKong, the Monkey King character in Journey to the West ;)