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May 6, 2018
“If you have time to spare in Turpan”
Nov 17, 2017
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Asitana Village, Huoyanshan Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The tombs are somewhat interesting to see, and there are some insights to gather from the contrast between the peasants tomb that is open for viewing and the tombs of more wealthy/important like a Han general whose dried corpse (mummy) is on display in Urumqi's...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Before driving out to the tombs, check to be sure that they are open. We go there only to find that they had closed the tombs indefinitely.

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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The people who lived in Goacheng were buried in Astana. It's not a fabulous grave site but it does complete the understanding of an ancient people. There are only three burial tombs open to the public and one of them has a pair of decrepit...More

Thank WWTraveller26
Reviewed December 15, 2015

As I am very much interested in history, this place was a must for me. But it turned out to be a deception. The entrancefee is quit high for what you is showed. We could have a look in three tombs, but it is not...More

Thank Victorie42
Reviewed November 5, 2014

This site has very little to see. There's only 3 tombs still open and they are not even well-maintained - one tomb has two mummies in it and the other two tombs have paintings on the wall. That's all you can see so don't bother...More

1  Thank nicolamele
Reviewed November 3, 2014

This Tang era site is where the royalty of the old kingdom of Gaochang were buried. In order to see the mummies, you must walk down steep, narrow passages. The perfectly preserved mummies reveal many details of life in those times. The walls of one...More

Thank Felicia B
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...More

1  Thank Travelingmaven
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 !

1  Thank Massimo R
Reviewed August 11, 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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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...More

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