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“don't bother”

Astana-Karakhoja Tombs
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Melbourne
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“don't bother”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

there are three under ground tombs that you can see, One as two mummies (unwrapped) and the other two have painting on the walls. You cannot take any pictures, so it is not worth the visit, as there are better around.

Visited September 2012
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paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Only for mummy fans, or if you happen to pass by”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

There is 3 ancient tombs only to see (Han dynasty) In the first one, an impressive momified couple. In the two others, some paintings (really average) A modern park has been built on the side (as usual, to make it more "touristy looking") with a watchtower and statues.

Visited September 2012
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Christchurch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Museum in situ”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is a great follow up to the Urumqi museum where you learn about the many thousand year old mummies excavated in the desert. Here they are - in situ (although more recent). 3 tombs are accessible - with occupants waiting for you.

A quick visit (seen one mummy, seen them all!) and interpretation is not good so need to do the Urumqi museaum first to pout in a context

Visited August 2012
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Tienen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“gives a good idea of ancient tombs in that area”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

gives a good idea of ancient tombs in that area and also nice to see the mumification process by the very dry and hot climate. It's better also to visit the museum in the city to have a better idea

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Worth a stop over heading back to Turpan from Gaochang”
Reviewed June 10, 2010

There are 3 tombs open here. One has 2 mummies in, and the other two have paintings on the walls. The cost for this is only 20Y and well worth the 20 minutes you will spend here. There are no photos allowed but the lighting inside allows a good view of the mummies and the murals even though the glass/plastic is very smudged.

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