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Turpan Museum

Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China
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One of the best museums in XinJiang

The museum is divided into three main sections - Culture & History, Dinosaurs & Mummies. All of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorah Z
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Sydney, Australia
Lots of security checks to get in but lovely

It was very quiet when I went at Qing Ming. Still, there was mega security to get into the place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nanchang_Nel
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Shanghai, China
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Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is divided into three main sections - Culture & History, Dinosaurs & Mummies. All of them are not very large but very impressive with artefacts extremely well preserved due to the favourable weather in the region. Surprisingly, entrance is free unlike everything else...More

Thank Lorah Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very quiet when I went at Qing Ming. Still, there was mega security to get into the place. Three checks and scans and bag put in locker before I could go in. Oh well, that's XinJiang for you! The museum is well done,...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We spent over an hour at this excellent museum. Unlike most sites in Xinjiang and China, in general, the English explanations were clear and grammatically correct. Others have already raved about the amazing mummy collection, but the most surprising item to us was a 1500...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a great museum , well laid out with many mummies thousands of years old and dinosaurs as well as many other historical collections. A great place to visit in Turpan

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A nice museum which explains the history of the area and the various cultures! It would be beneficial to go there prior to exploring the other sights. A highlight of the museum would be the mummies!

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This museum is free admission with registration of your ID, but you are not allowed to bring in any bags bigger than a wallet. Everything has to be locked up outside, so keep this in mind if you are arriving with children and have to...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great museum filled with macabre bones and mummies, some really beautiful Uyghur clothing, and great prehistoric animal fossils. An excellent afternoon activity out of the heat and sun, but maybe not a must see.

Thank bean802
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The exhibits are well laid out and do a good job of expelling the history and story of the region. The museum store has a number of reasonably-priced souvenir items.

Thank WagnersParsifal
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Though the mummy hall was under renovation and I was thus very disappointed, it was still quite an educational visit in 2 hours. There is so much information about the two ruins, Jiaohe (Yar City) and Gaochang (Qocho City), that was way more than at...More

2  Thank TOsunnyfirst
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

To understand Turfan history and history of Xinjiang. You must visit the museum first. It is located at the town center. Recently many important artifacts from The Astana Cemetery /The Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs(阿斯塔那古墓) , the archeological site of largest concentration of the tombs of Han...More

Thank Righttodorightthings
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