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Cherchen

Although rarely visited by tourists, Cherchen (Qiemo in Chinese) contains several must-see historical sites. The first place to visit is the free Cherchen county museum which houses two well-preserved mummies which date several thousand years old.  There is also a restored Uyghur home called Toghralek Manor and an ancient burial site (with mummies still inside) called Zaghunluk Ancient Tombs. The tombs are in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest known family burial site.

Burial Site

Guide

Museum

Cherchen Countryside

Cherchen countryside

Government Building

Bazaar

Sandstorm

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