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Duhuang Ancient City Ruins

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... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
SingaporeGirl
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Singapore
A must visit after a long day at the caves

One feels like traveling back in time visiting the old city and its market. No matter how tired I... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Vlady C
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
21 Jan 2017
“Reconstructed tourism”
17 Nov 2016
“A must visit after a long day at the caves”
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Qiliqiao Town, Dunhuang 736200, China
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Reviewed 22 January 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...More

1  Thank SingaporeGirl
Reviewed 18 November 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
Reviewed 23 June 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...More

1  Thank MarkMcG1956
Reviewed 11 June 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.

1  Thank OVERLANDDIARIES
Reviewed 4 August 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
Reviewed 14 June 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...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile
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