During the inspection tour in Turpan, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on July 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping talked with some children on vacation. "Have you seen Sun Wukong (the Monkey King)?" Xi asked after being told that they had visited the Flaming Mountain in Turpan.
The Flaming Mountain gained its reputation in the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West that was published some 400 years ago.
In the novel, during their legendary quest, a Chinese monk and his three disciples, including Monkey King Sun Wukong, encountered numerous obstacles. One of them is to climb over the Flaming Mountain, one of the hottest place in China.
(Produced by Di Jingyuan and Huang Jingjing)