Dunhuang Museum

Opening Hours: Closed on Monday; May 1 – September 30: 09:00 ~ 18:30; October 1 – April 30: 09:00 ~ 18:00

Tickets: Free

Formerly an Archaeology Office, which is subordinated to Cultural Center of the city, Dunhuang Museum was officially founded in October, 1979. Built with three storeys and covers an area about 2400 square meters, the exhibition building of the museum was completed in 1984. Dunhuang Museum is a comprehensive topography one principally exhibits historic and cultural relics. Now it has collected over 4000 precious cultural relics in the locality.

People can learn a lot about Dunhuang and Silk Road in this informative museum. What’s more, there is replication of the Mogao Cave and some exquisite murals. As taking photos is not allowed in Dunhuang Mogao Caves, tourists can take some photos here instead.

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