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Turpan Museum

Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China
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One of the major museums in Xinjiang

Very good introduction into Turpan's and Xinjiang's history. Surprisingly good English in this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous museum!

By all means visit this museum if you're in Turpan. The dinasour display is wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim B
Richmond, California
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Gaochang Road, Turpan 838000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good introduction into Turpan's and Xinjiang's history. Surprisingly good English in this museum. Also, it provides for free entry and people are incredibly friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, the museum shop is not up to standards and could do better.

Thank Christo02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By all means visit this museum if you're in Turpan. The dinasour display is wonderful, attractively curated with good information. Definitely worth seeing. My only disappointment was the museum's second floor was being renovated which precluded our being able to view the ancient mummies.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Turpan Museum is free to get in, it has some excellent exhibits and displays about the history or Turpan including some excellent dinosaur bones and extremely well preserved bodies that look just like they are really old people sleeping. It is a great museum...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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 May 2017

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 28 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 27 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
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