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A direct visit to the Magao grottos in Dun Huang is of course unforgettable. To get the most out of your visit though do visit this excellent museum to gain a thorough background context. Modern and well laid out
New building. The museum contains a large series of authentic archaeological finds found in the region, including tombs discovered during the construction of the airport. In addition, some reconstructions of archaeological sites, such as the Mogao Caves,
It is an absolutely worthwhile experience to visit this gem of a museum! My husband and I spent a good 2 hours in there soaking up the history!
The collection isn't huge but the exhibits are arranged in chronological order & well laid out.
It’s well set up, especially for a Chinese museum, and well worth your time. Just not very big. Prep about an hour or so, but no less... I was in a tour group that gave thirty minute and it was def rushed.
This gives a good background to the development of the silk road in the area, even though there is a distinct lack of actual exhibits. The recreation of one of the caves is striking, because you get to see things in a good light and...More
This museum had some lovely treasures and was well organized in chronological order. Information was mostly bilingual and good English translations for the most part. A very good afternoon activity in the summer when it's boiling outside and there aren't many indoor tourist activities here...More
There are two documentaries shown and both are of the highest quality and historical value. The 3D theatre is state of the art and the documentary shown there immerses the visitor into a place long gone. The museum itself is a great introduction to the...More
Highly recommend visiting this place before visiting all other landmarks in Dunhuang. This serves as a great condensed intro to the city and its past. It's free, and the bookshop at the end has a lot of very nice books about Dunhuang and Mogao Cave...More