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Address: No.1390 North MingShaShan Road, Dunhuang, China
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Free museum about Dunhuang

Free museum. Very informative. Few people. Even have a reconstruction of one of the mogao caves. Old pictures of Dunhuang. Big nick nack shop. Perfect if you want to know more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Free museum. Very informative. Few people. Even have a reconstruction of one of the mogao caves. Old pictures of Dunhuang. Big nick nack shop. Perfect if you want to know more about Dunhuang and need to espace the heat for a while.

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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a must see in Dunhuang. The museum is almost brand new and is tastefully laid out. The exhibits are just wonderful. There are many articles collected from the local area which give you a real insight into what life was like up to 3500 years ago. I was astounded by some of the delicate and complete pieces they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

this is a beautiful new museum that gives a nice overview of the history of the silk road as well as the

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This museum is just outside the city bounderies but stil only a short distance from the center. Most visitors to the city of Dunhuang come to see all the artifacts of ancient China history ang the famous Buddist grottos and caves near here. But it adds to appreciating all of this if you've visited the Museum first. It gives you... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum's buildings are immense and lavish. The 1 or 2 hours spent here was worth it, putting the area's history into perspective. Particularly appreciated the photographs of Dunhuang's contemporary history (last 120 years or so), although they seemed to be in a random order on the walls - still fascinating. Other nice artifacts on view, including items dug up... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A modern building that offers a range of information related to Dunhuang history & art works. Books and pictures in forms of postcard etc can be purchased at the book shops. the exhibition centre has a great display of old Black & white photographs from the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very impressive photo collection, and appreciated that some exhibit labels were in English. Nice collection of artifacts, not crowded, so you can take your time visiting.

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This newly built museum is worth a visit! Good, modern exhibits, all labeled in Putonghua, English, Japanese and Korean, give a good background on the historical significance of Dunhuang.

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Te Puke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not too much, and very well layed out. The building itself is worth a visit. Adds enormously to a visit to the Mogao caves.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We spent 4-5 days in Dunhuang, I think Wednesday to Sat/Sun. Every time we tried to visit it was closed, despite us being told it would be open. We walked past at least twice a day the whole time we were there but it was never open? I'm sure the museum would be a good one, if only it was... More 

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