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Address: Qiliqiao Town, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reconstructed tourism

Gives you a good idea of what 'would have been' -- an 'extra' after you've visited the caves and city museum. Personally, I'd spend more time in the new Dunhuang Mogao Caves... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2017
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Singapore
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Gives you a good idea of what 'would have been' -- an 'extra' after you've visited the caves and city museum. Personally, I'd spend more time in the new Dunhuang Mogao Caves museum with its replica caves really reading and studying the exhibitions; the time would be better spent.

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2016

One feels like traveling back in time visiting the old city and its market. No matter how tired I was, it was worth the effort

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

A bit disappointing. An old (replica) town, which is a bit cheesy in places (the prison with decapitated bodies strung up on crosses, an old (tv prop?) airplane that was going nowhere) and tired, but I suppose it does give you a feel for life in the good old days. We stayed no more than half an hour.

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1 Thank MarkMcG1956
Mykonos, Greece
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57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2015

The fertile Dunhuang oasis has long been a refuge for Silk Road travelers. Most visitors stay long enough just to visit the forts, towers and magnificent cave temples that are now scattered over the surrounding area.

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1 Thank OVERLANDDIARIES
Yangshuo County, China
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2013

A third rate recreation devoid of any character or charm. Hot & dusty. The only saving grace was the wall surrounding the "old" city. It was the only thing that was remotely impressive. Definitely not worth the admission price of 40 yuan.

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2 Thank Gary N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2011

This is a replica of an old-time village that was built as a tv film set many years ago. Everything is fake and has an abandoned long ago feeling. There never was a village here. Just tell your driver to skip it or just don't go in--sit in the shade. It is a waste of 40RMB.

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