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Astana-Karakhoja Tombs

Asitana Village, Huoyanshan Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Ranked #13 of 22 attractions in Turpan
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries
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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.

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La Spezia, Italy
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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 !

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Panjin, China
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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.

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shanghai
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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!

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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

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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.

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Hong Kong, China
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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.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

All the good stuff from here is in urumqi museum and only 3 tombs open. But there are a couple of interesting wall paintings and a very old couple of mummies.

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Melbourne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

there are three under ground tombs that you can see, One as two mummies (unwrapped) and the other two have painting on the walls. You cannot take any pictures, so it is not worth the visit, as there are better around.

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