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The ancient rock paintings are pretty hard to see in the wild - considering they've been exposed to the elements for thousands of years it's not surprising - and only the ones in... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2016
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Guangzhou, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The mountains and surroundings of this area are stunning and perfect for an outside adventure (but if that's what you want you're better off going to the National Park). The museum is very well designed, arranged and maintained; an interesting visit. The rock carvings themselves are fading, which is to be expected; it is hard to believe that they have... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

The ancient rock paintings are pretty hard to see in the wild - considering they've been exposed to the elements for thousands of years it's not surprising - and only the ones in the museum are really clear. The area itself is quite scenic, and if you have time you can just start walking up the mountains wherever you feel... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Make sure to go further into the canyon as most of the tourist groups do. The place is crowed and touristy at the beginning, but is getting really nice. There are some options to hike up the mountains and look down the canyon.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

if you stand under the cliff, you can not figure out how the ancient people to carve the vivid living scenes on these enormous rocks. Maybe this is the way history goes, some carved in rock, some written in paper, some, just fade away~

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

I read the writing about this place for long time. And proud to admit, when my friends know that I had been there via my facebook album, they are all delighted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

I've lived and traveled in China for 11 years, and I'd place this site in my top 3 attractions. I'm grateful we went. Upon arrival you'll be ushered into a middling to poor museum of rock art throughout China and the world - I'd advise skipping it (note: it appears that a new museum is under construction as of May... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Visited in 2009 and found it interesting but you have to close your eyes to the usual China tourism squalor (gift shops, concrete paths, etc.). In 2009 we could climb the hills and stray off the sidewalks where we found additional carvings un-enhanced that were much more interesting. Why oh why can't the Chinese tourism industry learn to leave things... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

I enjoyed this place but think for non-artists it might be too far for too little. Its highly commercialised "exit through the gift shop" and very much on the tour bus circuit. That said the rock carvings are interesting - if heavily "enhanced" to improve their kerb appeal.

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