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Round up your visit to Gaocheng

The people who lived in Goacheng were buried in Astana. It's not a fabulous grave site but it does complete the understanding of an ancient people. There are only three burial... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The people who lived in Goacheng were buried in Astana. It's not a fabulous grave site but it does complete the understanding of an ancient people. There are only three burial tombs open to the public and one of them has a pair of decrepit mummies. Not a must see attraction but still interesting to see the basic decorations on... More 

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

As I am very much interested in history, this place was a must for me. But it turned out to be a deception. The entrancefee is quit high for what you is showed. We could have a look in three tombs, but it is not allowed to take photos.In two tombs were some wallpaintings ,that was nice , in the... More 

Thank Victorie42
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 November 2014

This site has very little to see. There's only 3 tombs still open and they are not even well-maintained - one tomb has two mummies in it and the other two tombs have paintings on the wall. That's all you can see so don't bother visiting this site unless you have a lot of time to kill around Turpan. If... More 

1 Thank nicolamele
Fort Pierce, Florida
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

This Tang era site is where the royalty of the old kingdom of Gaochang were buried. In order to see the mummies, you must walk down steep, narrow passages. The perfectly preserved mummies reveal many details of life in those times. The walls of one show Jade Man, Gold Man, Stone Man and Wooden Man which symbolize Confucian virtues.

Thank Felicia B
Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Only 3 tombs were open in this large graveyard. Two were empty and one contained a male and female mummy. The Turpan museum has mummies, so rather than walk up and down into tombs in a hot graveyard, I'd rather see mummies in air conditioned comfort.

1 Thank Travelingmaven
La Spezia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

There are only 3 tombs which could be visited In one of them there are some poor drawings You can visit these tombs only if you are close and you have nothing better to do !

1 Thank Massimo R
Shenzhen, China
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Stopping here on your way back from Bezeklik Caves can enhance your time at Turpan and Urumqi museums. Gives a sense of place to many of the treasures you will see.

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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Only 3 tombs open, one contains 2 mummies and the other 2 paintings. Good to see them insitu but more to see in the Urumqi museum. Interesting but not worth going out of your way for. I must add though the new toilets here are the best in the whole of Xinjiang!

2 Thank xingming
Sherbrooke, Canada
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Not much there but you can have a nice conversation with the older man responsible for the place. Most of what was in the tombs is now in the Museum.

Thank JPDeM
Urumqi, China
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

There is nothing to see in this place, the mummies are all gone to the meseum either in beijing or urumqi. You will pay to go down a hole in the ground

1 Thank RacerDarius

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