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Wei-Jin Tombs

Xincheng Town, Jiayuguan 735106, China
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Xincheng Town, Jiayuguan 735106, China

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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...More

Thank LauraJane597
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...More

Thank shanghai2014de
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...More

Thank bean802
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...More

Thank mysurp
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...More

Thank bethzhang
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Wei-Jin tombs were a pleasant surprise. There is only one tomb that has been excavated out of the thousands that are predicted to be in the area. This tomb is that of a husband and wife. The tomb has three chambers and contains beautiful...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Not as grand as other historical sites in China, but the Wei-Jin tombs give an idea of how more ordinary people lived nearly 2,000 years ago. Visit the great little museum first to get an idea of the history, then go on to the only...More

Thank SueAndLudi
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Very unique, worth seeing the tomb and the museum associated! I have little to add to the previous descriptions

Thank John G
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Completely empty when we were there this is a unique opportunity to go back into another era in this underground tomb in the gobi. It is small and wonderful

Thank marekw
Reviewed 22 July 2015

There is not much to a visit to the Wei-Jin Tombs but what there is is interesting. There were very few people there when we visited, which was good as the area inside the tombs is small. One of the more worthwhile parts of the...More

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