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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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Phone Number: 0871-4311394
09:00 - 17:00
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1 Day Private Tour of Kunming Highlights including Dianchi Lake
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My visit November 2015

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2016
Bonita B
Miami, United States
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Miami, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

We visited as a family and really had a lovely day - we joined in the Tinikling Bambustanz Bamboo Dance, shot cross bows with the Juno people and generally learned a lot from very wonderful hosts. Try it and learn about Yunnan and have a good time doing it. One thing - the food on offer is terrible - there... More 

Thank Nalyd123
Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Fort Wayne
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5 of 5 bubbles 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)

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank meeth628
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

It's a bit of a drive from Kunming but well worth a visit. There's so much to see and the grounds are huge - give yourself plenty of time to explore.

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