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Playing Pipa Statue
Top 18 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.4/5
211 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 10-30 minutes
Address: Dunhuang Zhengyuan Huatan Circle Island Center, at the intersection of Yangguan Middle Road and Shazhou Road

What people are saying:

Like the flying pipa, it is the symbol of Dunhuang. There is such a statue of a bouncing pipa in the roundabout in the center of Dunhuang. It may not be so eye-catching during the day, but the lights are very beautiful at night. Dunhuang Night Market is nearby. When you go to the night market, you basically pass by.

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  • Andrew M
    Andrew M
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    Symbol of the city

    The Playing Pipa statue is at the center of town and is a symbol of the city. It is probably the most well known landmark in town. Pipa represents the culture of Dunhaung, particularly arts and music....

    Reviewed on /Date(1566956892000+0800)/
  • Mike J
    Mike J
    Exeter, United Kingdom
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    Interesting statue

    We saw this statue which s in the middle of a roundabout in downtown Dunhuang and fairly close to the night market. Apparently it is in memory of the good times when Dunhuang was an oasis town on the ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1560054328000+0800)/
  • T S
    T S
    Valdosta, Georgia, USA
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    Not Worth a Special Trip

    If you travel into town on bus #3, it goes by the statue. Nice statue in the round-a-bout and would take about 1 minute to see it.

    Reviewed on /Date(1532088700000+0800)/
  • nesamoolian
    nesamoolian
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    Just to say you’ve been

    Nothing much to it but if you’re in the night market you might as well go see as it’s close by. More interesting is to keep going another 100m past it and there is a municipal building where people g...

    Reviewed on /Date(1529557038000+0800)/
  • ah tee s
    ah tee s
    Singapore, Singapore
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    Symbollic figure of the Glory of Dunhuang

    The merit to the Great Voyage and the various maritime exploration of the continents in the world has always been attributed to the adventurous spirit of the Europeans. But the Ancient Silk Road to Ce...

    Reviewed on /Date(1512056650000+0800)/

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