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Turpan Museum

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Interesting Museum with a fossil found in Turpan. Free to visit.

This is not part of our itinerary, but we were here because the guides need to go for their lunch... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Singapore, Singapore

The museum was a real surprise. It is absolutely free so my expectations were not high but I must... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tan_WeeKee
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mister230972
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lankylee
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jinnes
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank T S
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Small museum with a free entrance. Veeery helpful staff which can help you organize tours around Turpan or taxi drivers for reasonable prices.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AleksandraM866
Reviewed 13 April 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank LorahZ
Reviewed 7 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Nanchang_Nel
Reviewed 18 October 2017 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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank kathy_rodgers
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