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Tombs of Wii-jin is so impressive and i am great full to the shepherd who exigently found it. It shows great history how different cultures use to live and perform then death rituals and understanding of life and after life/
Worth a drive outside of Jiayuguan (20 minutes) to see 4th century tombs which display the funeral procedures and daily life of the time. Important to go with a guide who can explain the construction and layout of the tomb, and the meaning of the...More
You need a car to get to the tombs - we hired a driver and a guide from China Highlights. Descend the stairs into a barrel-vaulted series of rooms and marvel at the scenes painted on the wall tiles, about 1,500 years ago. Photos are...More
We didn't know this place until we overheard someone asking for direction. Then we browsed and checked on website and decided to pay a visit before leaving Jiayuguan. The paintings on the tomb were unique and pretty, rarely seen in other places and museums. It's...More
It's only one tomb open to the public, but well worth it. The tomb is empty but the wall tiles have the most wonderful minimalist paintings of daily life; hunting, harvest, baking, horses, camels, boats. Really not a long time is needed about an hour...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More