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This is not part of our itinerary, but we were here because the guides need to go for their lunch.
We thought it will not impressive, but to our surprise they have something special. There is fossil found in Turpan itself, and some local "mummies"....More
The museum was a real surprise. It is absolutely free so my expectations were not high but I must say this museum was very interesting. I actually suggest that you visit first all attractions in the city and do the museum last as it all...More
This museum is free. It is also small but the exhibits are well done. Bottom was a large souvenir shop. Other sections include dinosaurs, burials and manuscripts. Many doors were closed. Eventually, exhibits may be double in size of present. Cleanliness, good air conditioning and...More
This is an interesting museum, but has not reached its full potential. It contains a number of galleries, and some of these have some fascinating material - such the fragments of old manuscripts. Given the very rich history of the area, I was surprised not...More
Museum is closed on Monday so we planned to visit Tuesday morning at 10am and see the Ancient City of Gaochang in the afternoon. When we arrived at the museum Tuesday morning, we were told that we were not able to enter the museum until...More
The museum is divided into three main sections - Culture & History, Dinosaurs & Mummies. All of them are not very large but very impressive with artefacts extremely well preserved due to the favourable weather in the region. Surprisingly, entrance is free unlike everything else...More
It was very quiet when I went at Qing Ming. Still, there was mega security to get into the place. Three checks and scans and bag put in locker before I could go in. Oh well, that's XinJiang for you!
The museum is well done,...More
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