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Dunhuang Museum

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Address: No.1390 North MingShaShan Road, Dunhuang, China
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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On a very cold day in December we found an open door on the side of the very quiet museum. We obviously missed the general reception, but we were welcomed and directed to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Washburn, Wisconsin
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Washburn, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

On a very cold day in December we found an open door on the side of the very quiet museum. We obviously missed the general reception, but we were welcomed and directed to the start of the displays. The museum was nicely laid out with interesting artifacts. All in all, we were not there longer than an hour, but we... More 

Thank sammy10dog
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Monday and it was closed. There were no opening days/times listed on the building, so I can't tell you what they are. Just be aware and plan for this potentially happening.

Thank Adyllic
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

A interesting city museum that documents Dunhuang's history and provides an interesting perspective on the importance of Dunhuang. Admittedly the number of artifacts are not many. But those they have are well presented and presented in a timeline from Neolithic to modern era. Admission is free, but most of the presentation content is in Chinese.

Thank Dean S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Free museum. Very informative. Few people. Even have a reconstruction of one of the mogao caves. Old pictures of Dunhuang. Big nick nack shop. Perfect if you want to know more about Dunhuang and need to espace the heat for a while.

Thank Pascal M
Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a must see in Dunhuang. The museum is almost brand new and is tastefully laid out. The exhibits are just wonderful. There are many articles collected from the local area which give you a real insight into what life was like up to 3500 years ago. I was astounded by some of the delicate and complete pieces they... More 

Thank seachange2000
Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

this is a beautiful new museum that gives a nice overview of the history of the silk road as well as the

Thank allisonodenthal
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This museum is just outside the city bounderies but stil only a short distance from the center. Most visitors to the city of Dunhuang come to see all the artifacts of ancient China history ang the famous Buddist grottos and caves near here. But it adds to appreciating all of this if you've visited the Museum first. It gives you... More 

Thank Eef W
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum's buildings are immense and lavish. The 1 or 2 hours spent here was worth it, putting the area's history into perspective. Particularly appreciated the photographs of Dunhuang's contemporary history (last 120 years or so), although they seemed to be in a random order on the walls - still fascinating. Other nice artifacts on view, including items dug up... More 

Thank DennisGB01
Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A modern building that offers a range of information related to Dunhuang history & art works. Books and pictures in forms of postcard etc can be purchased at the book shops. the exhibition centre has a great display of old Black & white photographs from the past.

Thank Sarawaklaksa
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very impressive photo collection, and appreciated that some exhibit labels were in English. Nice collection of artifacts, not crowded, so you can take your time visiting.

Thank Karen M

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