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Turpan Museum

Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China
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The Best Museum On The Old Silk Road.

We were so impressed with the museum we used 2 days to study the history. I was fascinated wuth the... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2014
Brisbane, Australia
Interesting museum

The museum is fairly interesting. The highlights were the mummies and the prehistoric animal... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2014
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Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We were so impressed with the museum we used 2 days to study the history. I was fascinated wuth the mummies.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

The museum is fairly interesting. The highlights were the mummies and the prehistoric animal skeletons. As it is not as famous as Urumqi it was a lot less busy and so less likely to get crowded out by a big tour group. Take a visit...More

Thank bertiekerr
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Considering that this is a "minor" museum compared to the regional one in the capital city of Urumqi, this place is better organized and with more to see. It has a nice local historical section, one with mummies, one with coins and even one with...More

1  Thank marcopoloulisse
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We enjoy visiting local museums because they often show artifacts from daily life that one does not see in larger museums. The Turpan museum is small, with an interesting layout. It highlights the Silk Road history and artifacts that were discovered locally, as was expected....More

Thank Travelingmaven
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

The museum has a great collection of mummies from various cemeteries in the area. The oldest finding of 3000 years old hands having maintained the tattooed skin as well as a much more recent mummy with the eye cornea still visible are mindbogling. Certainly a...More

2  Thank psychokat
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This lovely building is still very much a work in progress but has a collection of "mummies" which are actually dessicated skeletal remains from the surrounding Taklamakan Desert, and some very good Jurrasic age dinosaur skeletons.

1  Thank Suzanne95001
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Need to register :( with passport!, bag or backpack is not allowed in museum :((. Entrance is in 1st floor.

1  Thank Purple M
Reviewed 14 September 2013

It's a really nice museum with so many things to see. You'll have basic knowledge of the histories of Turpan after visiting. Most of all,it's for free and you don't even have to hire a guide because almost every sign and notes are with English...More

2  Thank YenHao-T
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Quite a good museum, don't miss it if you have some spare time. It's worth a visit only for the mummies which are well preserved and particularly freaky

Thank FrenchTraveler001
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Excellent way to learn about Turpan highlights. We went to Bezeklik Caves, TuYuGou, then stopped briefly at Astana tombs, and drove around the outside of GaoChang. Then in the heat of the afternoon, we came here and see the treasures from Astana and the history...More

1  Thank UndercoverExpat
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