Yunnan Nationalities Museum

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Yunnan Nationalities Museum (Chinese: 云南民族博物馆; pinyin: Yúnnán Mínzú Bówùguǎn) is located on the east bank of Dianchi Lake next to Yunnan Nationalities Village in Kunming City, China. Completed in 1995, it is a comprehensive ethnology museum. Covering an area of over 200 mu, the museum has a building area of 130,000 square meters. It consists of various exhibition halls, office building, report hall, storage and workshops. The ecological environment, religious customs, culture and arts and ethnic relics of the ethnic groups of Yunnan are collected in it. The 120,000 items of objects fall into the 16 categories such as ethnic groups, dresses and personal adornment, technique, arts, ecology, ancient books, and strange stones etc. Among these, the large-scale wooden sculpture Buddha Image of Dali State made on the basis of Painting Volume of Painter Zhang Shengwen attracts the gaze of people.

Supplementing and complementing each other, the Museum and Yunnan Nationalities Villages facilitate the understanding of the history, culture and customs of the 25 ethnic minorities in static and dynamic ways, in microscopic and macroscopic perspectives, in different angles and at various levels.

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