Topic Reading-Vol.2275-7/4/2018

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Topic Reading-Vol.2275-7/4/2018

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2018/07/04 Topic Reading-Vol.2275-7/4/2018

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

China’s ‘heat pole’ bakes as temperature hits 83 C

Though just being too hot doesn’t attract people, the extreme heat seemed to have drawn numbers of visitors to the middle of nowhere in the desert. Turpan Flame Mountain in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, also known as the heat pole of China, recorded 83 degrees Celsius on June 25th. The sand and rocks had been baked during the day to reach the highest temperature of the year at 4:00 pm. Over 2,500 curious or eager visitors got there to feel the heat, and also to take photos in front of the 12-meter-tall jumbo thermometer, which can measure up to 100 degrees. The extreme heat bakes not only the land surface but also the eggs in a cooking pan. Sounds like hot-spring boiled eggs, doesn’t it?

Would you be interested in feeling the natural heat? What would your skin say?

Enjoy reading the article and see the photos and think if such experience is worth your time and money.

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