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this is relatively a small site with very few objects to watch and get historical information about and burial legends, but the whole complex is impressing and reflects the respect to history and tradition
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
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
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
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
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
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