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Dunhuang Museum: Tours & Tickets

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No.1390 North MingShaShan Road, Dunhuang, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum highlighted Gansu Province and Dunhuang history from neolithic times of 3500 BC to the Ming and Tang dynasties. Displays well laid out and well worth a couple hours visit with lots of artifact variety.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed 26 August 2019

We visited this museum on our last day in Dunhuang. The museum is free and opens at 9am. We arrived at 8:30 and expected a queue, but there were very few persons waiting. The ticket office opens a few minutes before 9am. There are lockers...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

Free. Opening hours in summer are 9 to 6:30pm. In winter it's 9 to 6. Last entry is 1 hour before closing. See attached photo. Takes 1 to 2 hours to visit. Singular postcards of dunhuang attractions were super cheap at 2 yuan.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ippyyy
Reviewed 5 August 2019

There are vivid illustrations in drawings, pictures, miniatures and a sand-table. It provides a good impressions of the history.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ACMMM00
Reviewed 19 July 2019

I don't know why there were not many visitors here, I found the place very informative, all visitors should come here to understand the history of Dunhuang before heading to the Mogao Caves. The best part is: there have the replica of the Mogao cave...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Kian Leong C
Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

There are a number of corpses amazingly preserved by dessication not mummification One of the girls seemed just asleep. Many thoughts on mortality! We have seen mummies in Egypt Peru and elsewhere but this was extraordinary and very well presented.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 20 December 2018

don't finish your tour in Dunhuang without visiting this impressing museum, which is not too big, but enough to reflect the silk road story, and the importance of this area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

A direct visit to the Magao grottos in Dun Huang is of course unforgettable. To get the most out of your visit though do visit this excellent museum to gain a thorough background context. Modern and well laid out

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Siu Ming C
Reviewed 13 November 2018

New building. The museum contains a large series of authentic archaeological finds found in the region, including tombs discovered during the construction of the airport. In addition, some reconstructions of archaeological sites, such as the Mogao Caves,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mogolan
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

It is an absolutely worthwhile experience to visit this gem of a museum! My husband and I spent a good 2 hours in there soaking up the history! The collection isn't huge but the exhibits are arranged in chronological order & well laid out. But...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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