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Dunhuang Museum

Closes in 28 min: 08:00 - 18:00
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No.1390 North MingShaShan Road, Dunhuang, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Siu Ming C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mogolan
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

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. But...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank atomcat
Reviewed 29 December 2017

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Lonelylaowai
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I have been impressed by all the museums in China and this is no exception. It has a good reproduction of one of the better Magao Caves. Not essential to visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank ArtyGr
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank bean802
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Worth seeing if you have the time but I wouldn't go out of my way to see this museum. There is some historical material.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Vlady C
Reviewed 9 October 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank PablosXanderpants
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