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Address: No.1390 North MingShaShan Road, Dunhuang, China
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

At long last, Dunhuang has a museum worthy of the location. Some of our favourite artefacts from the older museum that was in the centre of town are no longer on display, but that is a minor disappointment compared to this well laid-out (we dubbed it the "Silk Road Guggenheim" for its spiral walkways and central atrium) new museum with... More 

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La Spezia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is a good and recently built Museum , which shows a lot of interesting items about the "Silk Road " The items are well exposed . If you are passing through Dunhuang , have one hour for visiting this Museum . Unfortunately there are no english translations which describes the items !

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Shanghai, China
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Interesting museum. To know more about Dunhuang and surroundings at the time of the Silk Road... Airconditioned!

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Orange County
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The museum used to be located toward the center of town and we went there first, before learning it has moved to this newer building...so be sure you have the right location. It is a very impressive building with beautiful display environments. It is free but you must show ID, and even totes and day packs must be checked. Unfortunately,... More 

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