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Turpan Museum

Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China
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An extensive modern museum

We spent 2 or so hours in this museum, which covers all sorts of things - history, dinosaurs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Marvellous museum

This museum is a great way to spend a few hours, particularly in the heat of the day. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 or so hours in this museum, which covers all sorts of things - history, dinosaurs, modern China. well worth visiting if you're in Turpan although not worth a detour.

Thank 415katew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a great way to spend a few hours, particularly in the heat of the day. It is beautifully designed and really well laid out with impressive displays of Turpan memorabilia from the past. A highlight for us was the dinousaur collection

Thank hidihidiho
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a very good museum to visit if you want to get more context to the archaeological like Jiaohe and Gaochang. Also some very well preserved mummies.

1  Thank jouellet23
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent museum that will give you an insight into the history of Turpan. The mummies were very interesting to see and there was a lot of information posted about the exhibits in both English and Chinese. This is a must see if...More

1  Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This museum is one of my favorite spot in Turpane. Not only it's free for all, it has very impressive collections of dinosaurs, 1500 years old mommies and tons of unique Uyghur historical collections. I have learned so much about this region's history and people...More

Thank hellosfsfsf
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Modern, moderately sized and well laid out / maintained museum, also cool !!. Most famous for its collection of human mummies perfectly preserved due to the arid climate of the region. The mummies were found in the nearby Flaming Mountains and appear to be incredibly...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very modern en well layed out museum. Gives a good insight in the importance of the whole region during several era's. English explanation is better than average. Museum is a good introduction to other sites near Turpan.

Thank Cyril C
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This museum isn't great but it isn't bad either. There isn't a lot of English in the museum for foreign visitors, but there are some cool artifacts there to see. The Xinjiang Provincial Museum in Urumqi is bigger and better if you're there.

Thank bgroe
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting the old ruins around Turpan, we enjoyed seeing the reconstitution of statues, mummies and artifacts putting some life to the various locations. Plus the dinosaurs are always a hit with kids

Thank Bernard C
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This modern, well laid out museum, gives an excellent insight to the history of the peoples and places of this fascinating area of China. Well worth a visit and a welcome respite from the summer heat!

Thank Cookie993
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