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“Marvel at the miniature scenes of everyday life”
Review of Wei-Jin Tombs

Wei-Jin Tombs
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Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Jiayuguan
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

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 forbidden, but there are some copies in a replica tomb in the small museum at the site entrance, which you could probably photograph.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

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 actually not too far and cost RMB100 renting a round trip taxi to the place. The day we visited, there were only two small groups including the two of us. We were able to take our time seeing the paintings as long as we would want. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

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 will do and very much worthwhile.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

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 amazing glimpse into the ancient history of the area.

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

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 where you can see the tomb coffins and a mini replica that you can walk in to see the original colours.

A great place to visit. If you get there early, around 9 am you will be the only ones there.

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