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Dunhuang Museum

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4 weeks ago
“Make the effort”
29 Dec 2017
“Not bad, about an hour”
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No.1390 North MingShaShan Road, Dunhuang, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

It’s well set up, especially for a Chinese museum, and well worth your time. Just not very big. Prep about an hour or so, but no less... I was in a tour group that gave thirty minute and it was def rushed.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I have been impressed by all the museums in China and this is no exception. It has a good reproduction of one of the better Magao Caves. Not essential to visit.

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This gives a good background to the development of the silk road in the area, even though there is a distinct lack of actual exhibits. The recreation of one of the caves is striking, because you get to see things in a good light and...More

Thank ArtyGr
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This museum had some lovely treasures and was well organized in chronological order. Information was mostly bilingual and good English translations for the most part. A very good afternoon activity in the summer when it's boiling outside and there aren't many indoor tourist activities here...More

Thank bean802
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Worth seeing if you have the time but I wouldn't go out of my way to see this museum. There is some historical material.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 17 November 2016

There are two documentaries shown and both are of the highest quality and historical value. The 3D theatre is state of the art and the documentary shown there immerses the visitor into a place long gone. The museum itself is a great introduction to the...More

Thank Vlady C
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Highly recommend visiting this place before visiting all other landmarks in Dunhuang. This serves as a great condensed intro to the city and its past. It's free, and the bookshop at the end has a lot of very nice books about Dunhuang and Mogao Cave...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

September 18, 2016, attempted to visit the Dunhuang Museum but to no avail. We were told that all Dunhuang attractions are closed today because of the Silkroad International Cultural Expo to be on 2 days later, (Sept 20-21). Seriously, what's the big fuss? This is...More

1  Thank Tysonholly
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Singing Sand Mountain stop by to see the Museum. Has a number of nice art exhibits that put the history of Dunhuang together. Some originals, but many duplicates of statues and the murals in the Mogao Caves. Good to see prior to...More

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