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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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.