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Turpan Museum

Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China
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Surprising good museum, not too big

We spent over an hour at this excellent museum. Unlike most sites in Xinjiang and China, in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beijing, China
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Fantastic Museum of Mummies and Dinosaurs

This is a great museum , well laid out with many mummies thousands of years old and dinosaurs as... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent over an hour at this excellent museum. Unlike most sites in Xinjiang and China, in general, the English explanations were clear and grammatically correct. Others have already raved about the amazing mummy collection, but the most surprising item to us was a 1500...More

Thank mitraveler16
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a great museum , well laid out with many mummies thousands of years old and dinosaurs as well as many other historical collections. A great place to visit in Turpan

Thank kathy_rodgers
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A nice museum which explains the history of the area and the various cultures! It would be beneficial to go there prior to exploring the other sights. A highlight of the museum would be the mummies!

Thank brit677
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 18 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

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Reviewed 7 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 2 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
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