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Address: Xincheng Town, Jiayuguan 735106, China
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Small, out of the beaten path, but very worthwhile visit

This location is a bit off the beaten path. Very few tourists come out here and the road out was in a horrible condition. Once there there is only one tomb open to visitors to... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Sandnes, Norway

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Sandnes, Norway
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This location is a bit off the beaten path. Very few tourists come out here and the road out was in a horrible condition. Once there there is only one tomb open to visitors to preserve the others from decay. It does however offer an amazing glimpse into the ancient history of the area.

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

You can only go into one tomb, but the tomb is fantastic, with beautiful paintings of normal life. You can't take photos in the tomb but you can buy a set of postcards from the gift shop afterwards. The small museum is also worth it where you can see the tomb coffins and a mini replica that you can walk... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Wei-Jin tombs were a pleasant surprise. There is only one tomb that has been excavated out of the thousands that are predicted to be in the area. This tomb is that of a husband and wife. The tomb has three chambers and contains beautiful bricks that depict daily life. You can see people playing instruments, making bread and drinking... More 

Thank Sarah C
Bradford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Not as grand as other historical sites in China, but the Wei-Jin tombs give an idea of how more ordinary people lived nearly 2,000 years ago. Visit the great little museum first to get an idea of the history, then go on to the only tomb which is open. Take photos in the museum, as you won't be able to... More 

Thank SueAndLudi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Very unique, worth seeing the tomb and the museum associated! I have little to add to the previous descriptions

Thank John G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Completely empty when we were there this is a unique opportunity to go back into another era in this underground tomb in the gobi. It is small and wonderful

Thank marekw
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

There is not much to a visit to the Wei-Jin Tombs but what there is is interesting. There were very few people there when we visited, which was good as the area inside the tombs is small. One of the more worthwhile parts of the standard Jiayuguan tour that takes in the fort, wall, and beacon platform.

1 Thank hkwoody
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Other reviewers have done a pretty good job of describing the tombs - the depictions of daily life so long ago really are quite something - especially as they spectacular and yet just so...familiar. Short and sweet. Well worth a trip if you're spending a day or two in Jiaguyan. It's a way out of town but getting a taxi... More 

1 Thank Kavi C
Eilat, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

This is not a big site, neither is it crowded. You sort of have the place for yourself. The reason to come here is to see hand painted tiles that depict daily life in the region between the second and 4th cent. AD. The way to get here is by a cab from the city.

1 Thank dalia s
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

I got to the tombs by paying 80 RMB for a taxi trip. No one else was there when I was. The museum has a nice display of painted tiles that can be photographed, as no photos are allowed in the cave. The painted tiles in each of the cave's three rooms have a different focus. They are simple but... More 

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