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“Small, simple but unique” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wei-Jin Tombs

Wei-Jin Tombs
Xincheng Town, Jiayuguan 735106, China
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Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Jiayuguan
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“Small, simple but unique”
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 outside it's wall. As there were no crowds, the curator was ready to discuss and talk abt the murals, giving us a close and detailed view of the drawings.

The general area gives us a good idea of how tombs can only be identified by mounds on the ground. This tomb is at least a couple of stories down.

Visited August 2011
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“One tomb open and no photos”
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.

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