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Duhuang Ancient City Ruins

Qiliqiao Town, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Disappointing Movie Set

This is basically a movie set repurposed as a tourist attraction. We came in off season and very... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Bandoeagle
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A pleasant hour ot two

I had not intended to visit but the 'old city'was in my free guide in the hotel so I thought I'd... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
ArtyGr
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent26%
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  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
2 Oct 2017
“A pleasant hour ot two”
17 Oct 2017
“Disappointing Movie Set”
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Qiliqiao Town, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This is basically a movie set repurposed as a tourist attraction. We came in off season and very disappointed to invest rmb 40 in the ticket. There were no activities, no explanations (we read Chinese) no people in period costume.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I had not intended to visit but the 'old city'was in my free guide in the hotel so I thought I'd visit the old town. I pointed to the picture and the taxi took me right there....BUT it is not the 'old city' - it...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I didn't really want to visit this site as I had read it's just a vague recreation of what the "Old City" may have been like. It's very chintzy but hey, if you like that sort of thing then go for it. My real aim...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Gives you a good idea of what 'would have been' -- an 'extra' after you've visited the caves and city museum. Personally, I'd spend more time in the new Dunhuang Mogao Caves museum with its replica caves really reading and studying the exhibitions; the time...More

2  Thank SingaporeGirl
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

One feels like traveling back in time visiting the old city and its market. No matter how tired I was, it was worth the effort

1  Thank Vlady C
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

A bit disappointing. An old (replica) town, which is a bit cheesy in places (the prison with decapitated bodies strung up on crosses, an old (tv prop?) airplane that was going nowhere) and tired, but I suppose it does give you a feel for life...More

1  Thank MarkMcG1956
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

The fertile Dunhuang oasis has long been a refuge for Silk Road travelers. Most visitors stay long enough just to visit the forts, towers and magnificent cave temples that are now scattered over the surrounding area.

1  Thank OVERLANDDIARIES
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

A third rate recreation devoid of any character or charm. Hot & dusty. The only saving grace was the wall surrounding the "old" city. It was the only thing that was remotely impressive. Definitely not worth the admission price of 40 yuan.

2  Thank Gary N
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

This is a replica of an old-time village that was built as a tv film set many years ago. Everything is fake and has an abandoned long ago feeling. There never was a village here. Just tell your driver to skip it or just don't...More

3  Thank DocBrown55
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