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Yunnan Nationalities Museum

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Address: Np.1503 Dianchi Road, Xishan District, Kunming, China (Formerly Yunnan Museum of Minority Nationalities)
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Still very good but it has gone down hill.

One of my favorite Kunming museums; have been several times over the past 8 or 10 years. Went again this morning and was distressed to find that quite a few of the best exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kunming, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite Kunming museums; have been several times over the past 8 or 10 years. Went again this morning and was distressed to find that quite a few of the best exhibits are now closed. One example was the hall of masks and another was the hall that exhibited methods of non-written communications used in remote villages. Still... More 

1 Thank ZhongguoKM
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really interesting museum with fantastic exhibits on different textiles, artifices, writing etc and good English translations - highly recommended - worth combining this with a visit to the dragon gate mountain as they are in the same direction out of town, and buses to the mountain leave close to the museum.

1 Thank Michael R
Miami, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A must visit when in Kunming giving you a perfect idea of all the 51 minorities in China including their homes, costumes and customs.

1 Thank Bonita B
Bhubaneswar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

It's a must visit place at Kunming. One can get an idea of local tribes by visiting this place, if u are in Kunming must visit this.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

It cost 30 to 35 yuan by taxi from center of town to museum which is right across the street from the nationalities village so good to combine the 2. First the museum to c the real life of the yunnan minorities and u can wander around for a hour or 2 before going to the village. Thier is a... More 

2 Thank sutcak
Fort Wayne
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

I was very interested in the minority groups of southern China and this museum has it all. Included are rooms explaining dress, textiles, pottery, literature, language, art, music, etc. One can spend hours here. And it's FREE! (It is across the road from the nationalities village tourist place)

1 Thank Ken & Alice C
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

This can be walked to from the Nationalities Village and is a small but fascinating museum with material from many aspects of village life. Exhibits are also labelled in English and are set out in a viewer friendly way. There is an excellent museum shop and book room.

1 Thank Vandieman111
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

This is a really well maintained and interesting museum and gives a very quick view of the various cultures in Yunnan and their costumes, clothes and customs. It is a short walk from the main gate to the wonderland of the minorities village so not hard to get to. Well worth a visit.

Thank E52
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

If you come here by bus, you will need to go to your left (east) across the main road to reach Yunnan Nationalities Museum, which is set back behind a small car park. If you just follow everyone else, you will likely end up at Yunnan Nationalities Village. I mention this because some of the earlier reviewers obviously went to... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

Very detailed and fascinating exhibits avout the many minority peoples of Yunnan. Lots of ethnographic material including beautiful ethnic clothes. But this is a government sponsored museum, and there is a lot of historical and political material omitted to make harmony with and among the minority peoples seem like a foregone conclusion, which it is not

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