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[Travel Guide] [Xinjiang] Turpan Museum [Copy link] 中文

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As the second largest museum with the richest and largest collection in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, Turpan Museum lies in the west of Gaochang Road of Turpan City with an area of 2,000 square meters in total, which was built in 1989. The museum is uniquely designed in a dignified style, highlighting the local characteristics and a sense of history of the Western Region on the whole.

The visitors can know of the development of the politics, the economy, the martial affairs and the way of life of the ancient people in Turpan from the museum, which can be divided into two parts:the Main Hall and the Giant Rhino Exhibition Hall. The Main Hall displays more than 300 culture relics, which includes colorful potteries, writings, flax and silk, woodcarvings, dried fruits. Most of these articles were excavated from ancient tombs, among which there are contracts, account books, personal letters on the writings that were written in Uighur, Sanskrit, Han and other minority languages. There are also representative cultural relics along the Ancient Silk Road, such as brocades, thin silks and gauzes, which provide precious evidences for studying the history of the Western Jin Dynasty (265 A.D. -317A.D.), the Northern and Southern Dynasties (386 A.D. -589 A.D.), Sui Dynasty (581 A.D.-618 A.D.) and Tang Dynasty (618 A.D.-907 A.D.) in ancient China. The Giant Rhino Exhibition Hall displays fossil skeleton of the large rhinos, which are the most precious artifacts in the museum.

Getting there:
Turpan Museum lies in the west of Gaochang Road of Turpan City, and you can take No.5, 6 and 202 bus there directly from the city center. It is open to the publicfrom 8:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening.

Travel Tips:
1. The visitors are not allowed to touch the artifacts to protect them for the future enjoyment
2. You are not allowed smoking in the museum.
3. No photos inside the museum.

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