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Duhuang Ancient City Ruins

Qiliqiao Town, Dunhuang 736200, China
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May interesting to some... but not me.

I didn't really want to visit this site as I had read it's just a vague recreation of what the "Old... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
via mobile
Reconstructed tourism

Gives you a good idea of what 'would have been' -- an 'extra' after you've visited the caves and... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
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21 Jan 2017
“Reconstructed tourism”
23 Jul 2017
“May interesting to some... but not me.”
Qiliqiao Town, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I didn't really want to visit this site as I had read it's just a vague recreation of what the "Old City" may have been like. It's very chintzy but hey, if you like that sort of thing then go for it. My real aim...More

Thank Samsz42
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Gives you a good idea of what 'would have been' -- an 'extra' after you've visited the caves and city museum. Personally, I'd spend more time in the new Dunhuang Mogao Caves museum with its replica caves really reading and studying the exhibitions; the time...More

1  Thank SingaporeGirl
Reviewed 17 November 2016

One feels like traveling back in time visiting the old city and its market. No matter how tired I was, it was worth the effort

1  Thank Vlady C
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A bit disappointing. An old (replica) town, which is a bit cheesy in places (the prison with decapitated bodies strung up on crosses, an old (tv prop?) airplane that was going nowhere) and tired, but I suppose it does give you a feel for life...More

1  Thank MarkMcG1956
Reviewed 10 June 2015

The fertile Dunhuang oasis has long been a refuge for Silk Road travelers. Most visitors stay long enough just to visit the forts, towers and magnificent cave temples that are now scattered over the surrounding area.

Reviewed 4 August 2013

A third rate recreation devoid of any character or charm. Hot & dusty. The only saving grace was the wall surrounding the "old" city. It was the only thing that was remotely impressive. Definitely not worth the admission price of 40 yuan.

2  Thank Gary N
Reviewed 14 June 2011

This is a replica of an old-time village that was built as a tv film set many years ago. Everything is fake and has an abandoned long ago feeling. There never was a village here. Just tell your driver to skip it or just don't...More

3  Thank DocBrown55
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