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Address: Xincheng Town, Jiayuguan 735106, China
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A unique visit in the desert

Completely empty when we were there this is a unique opportunity to go back into another era in this underground tomb in the gobi. It is small and wonderful

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Completely empty when we were there this is a unique opportunity to go back into another era in this underground tomb in the gobi. It is small and wonderful

Thank marekw
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There is not much to a visit to the Wei-Jin Tombs but what there is is interesting. There were very few people there when we visited, which was good as the area inside the tombs is small. One of the more worthwhile parts of the standard Jiayuguan tour that takes in the fort, wall, and beacon platform.

Thank hkwoody
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Other reviewers have done a pretty good job of describing the tombs - the depictions of daily life so long ago really are quite something - especially as they spectacular and yet just so...familiar. Short and sweet. Well worth a trip if you're spending a day or two in Jiaguyan. It's a way out of town but getting a taxi... More 

Thank Kavi C
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is not a big site, neither is it crowded. You sort of have the place for yourself. The reason to come here is to see hand painted tiles that depict daily life in the region between the second and 4th cent. AD. The way to get here is by a cab from the city.

Thank ssavionit
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I got to the tombs by paying 80 RMB for a taxi trip. No one else was there when I was. The museum has a nice display of painted tiles that can be photographed, as no photos are allowed in the cave. The painted tiles in each of the cave's three rooms have a different focus. They are simple but... More 

1 Thank J K
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Oh, how I wish one could take photos in this 3 room tomb! However, if you visit the local museum, the decorated tiles are on display and as long as you don't use a flash, you can photograph them. Outside of Jiayuguan, in the desert, this 10 m. deep tomb is accessible by ramp and stairs. The tomb, which dates... More 

1 Thank Travelingmaven
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

OK the bad news - there is only one open from over about 150 discovered tombs. The good news is that they dont get many visitors and the one that is open reveals itself perfectly to the observer. You walk down about 30 metres to a cool dark interior and then into the first of a series of 3 chambers... More 

1 Thank ESVincent
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

You wouldn't want to go here during an earthquake. Is amazing to see the art on the walls still in take. This is very old and authentic.

Thank AussieGlobalTourist
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

A series of tombs which belonged to a noble family. Only one is open. But on my whole Silk Road trip, we did not come across another tomb with these unique features or art. The tomb is built with an inner chamber with drawings depicting activities within a household. Next in the outer chamber, are brick drawings depicting the life... More 

3 Thank JjimjillJane
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

This sight has one tomb with 3 chambers open. The bricks are interesting but there is no public transport there so you need to hire a taxi. Entry is 31Y which is a little expensive for essentially a 10 visit.

Thank tumbuna

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