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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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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.

1 Thank SingaporeGirl
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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

1 Thank Vlady C
Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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.

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.

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.

2 Thank Gary N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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.

3 Thank DocBrown55

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