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Address: Asitana Village, Huoyanshan Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Only 3 tombs were open in this large graveyard. Two were empty and one contained a male and female mummy. The Turpan museum has mummies, so rather than walk up and down into... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2014
Chicago, IL
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This site has very little to see. There's only 3 tombs still open and they are not even well-maintained - one tomb has two mummies in it and the other two tombs have paintings on the wall. That's all you can see so don't bother visiting this site unless you have a lot of time to kill around Turpan. If... More 

1 Thank nicolamele
Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This Tang era site is where the royalty of the old kingdom of Gaochang were buried. In order to see the mummies, you must walk down steep, narrow passages. The perfectly preserved mummies reveal many details of life in those times. The walls of one show Jade Man, Gold Man, Stone Man and Wooden Man which symbolize Confucian virtues.

Thank Felicia B
Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Only 3 tombs were open in this large graveyard. Two were empty and one contained a male and female mummy. The Turpan museum has mummies, so rather than walk up and down into tombs in a hot graveyard, I'd rather see mummies in air conditioned comfort.

Thank Travelingmaven
La Spezia, Italy
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

There are only 3 tombs which could be visited In one of them there are some poor drawings You can visit these tombs only if you are close and you have nothing better to do !

1 Thank Massimo R
Urumqi, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stopping here on your way back from Bezeklik Caves can enhance your time at Turpan and Urumqi museums. Gives a sense of place to many of the treasures you will see.

Thank UndercoverExpat
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Only 3 tombs open, one contains 2 mummies and the other 2 paintings. Good to see them insitu but more to see in the Urumqi museum. Interesting but not worth going out of your way for. I must add though the new toilets here are the best in the whole of Xinjiang!

2 Thank xingming
Magog, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Not much there but you can have a nice conversation with the older man responsible for the place. Most of what was in the tombs is now in the Museum.

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Urumqi, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

There is nothing to see in this place, the mummies are all gone to the meseum either in beijing or urumqi. You will pay to go down a hole in the ground

1 Thank RacerDarius
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Just 3 tombs to go into. Not a lot really except for lots of steps and a body in the third one. My husband liked it, I didn't.

Thank camphillian
Hong Kong, China
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Firstly the entrance of the site has a classic pagoda style gate - stylistically incongruous to the site. Secondly, paying another 40Y to see a couple of dusty tombs...just doesn't cut it. Disappointing.

2 Thank Stuti

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