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Turpan Museum

Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China
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Beware the lockers...

This museum is free admission with registration of your ID, but you are not allowed to bring in any... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Xining, China
Uyghur culture, ancient rhinos and mummies

This was a great museum filled with macabre bones and mummies, some really beautiful Uyghur... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Suzhou, China
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  • Average11%
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“on display” (3 reviews)
“second floor” (2 reviews)
“few hours” (2 reviews)
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Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is free admission with registration of your ID, but you are not allowed to bring in any bags bigger than a wallet. Everything has to be locked up outside, so keep this in mind if you are arriving with children and have to...More

Thank AubreyDella
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great museum filled with macabre bones and mummies, some really beautiful Uyghur clothing, and great prehistoric animal fossils. An excellent afternoon activity out of the heat and sun, but maybe not a must see.

Thank bean802
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The exhibits are well laid out and do a good job of expelling the history and story of the region. The museum store has a number of reasonably-priced souvenir items.

Thank WagnersParsifal
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Though the mummy hall was under renovation and I was thus very disappointed, it was still quite an educational visit in 2 hours. There is so much information about the two ruins, Jiaohe (Yar City) and Gaochang (Qocho City), that was way more than at...More

2  Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 8 July 2017

To understand Turfan history and history of Xinjiang. You must visit the museum first. It is located at the town center. Recently many important artifacts from The Astana Cemetery /The Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs(阿斯塔那古墓) , the archeological site of largest concentration of the tombs of Han...More

Thank Righttodorightthings
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Very good introduction into Turpan's and Xinjiang's history. Surprisingly good English in this museum. Also, it provides for free entry and people are incredibly friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, the museum shop is not up to standards and could do better.

Thank Christo02
Reviewed 3 June 2017

By all means visit this museum if you're in Turpan. The dinasour display is wonderful, attractively curated with good information. Definitely worth seeing. My only disappointment was the museum's second floor was being renovated which precluded our being able to view the ancient mummies.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Turpan Museum is free to get in, it has some excellent exhibits and displays about the history or Turpan including some excellent dinosaur bones and extremely well preserved bodies that look just like they are really old people sleeping. It is a great museum...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We spent 2 or so hours in this museum, which covers all sorts of things - history, dinosaurs, modern China. well worth visiting if you're in Turpan although not worth a detour.

Thank 415katew
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This museum is a great way to spend a few hours, particularly in the heat of the day. It is beautifully designed and really well laid out with impressive displays of Turpan memorabilia from the past. A highlight for us was the dinousaur collection

Thank hidihidiho
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