Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture

Attraction Heilong Tan, Lijiang, China Published on: 15-09-2016

1 hour
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:30 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Museum
Kids
Free
Architecture
0.00 USD

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Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture is a nice place to learn more about the history of the Naxi people and the religious principle that ruled their lives.

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Why Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture is special ?

Founded in 1984, the museum has a collection of over 10,000 antique items that are great in cultural and historical value, including 42 items at national level and more than 2,500 items as Dongba cultural relics. It is the biggest cultural relic museum for Dongba.


Dongba Culture Museum Highlights


The major attractiveness of Dongba Culture Museum is the arch Naxi Courtyard that has taken the best advantages of the mountain and waters surrounding it. The museum itself is accompanied by the water coming from Jade Spring and natural landscape of Xiangshan Mountain.


So far, 1,500 volumes have been translated at the Dongba Research Center in Dayan. Some have been published. These works are important ethnographic texts, providing some of the only information about the history, language, and social and religious customs of the Naxi people. Established as the main exhibition place for Dongba Culture, Here the tourists can enjoy the introductions about Dongba cultural paintings and characters.


This Museum combines the traditional close display with modern open display, making people get closer to the traditional culture of Naxi. At this museum, tourists can taste the flavor of the Dongba culture by getting in sight to a vivid picture of various kinds of Naxi traditional buildings and Naxi people holding events and religious ceremonies.


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What to explore at Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture?

Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture is a very interesting museum explaining the Naxi people, their language and Dongba religion. They have traditional clothing on display and chicken bones and stones used for divination.

Architecture: The museum was built mainly in accordance to the Naxi People’s house, which is in quadrangle courtyard style. The Naxi group made full use of the unique landform and environment, from north to south, created various residential houses in different time.

This is the best museum in Lijiang dedicated to the history and culture of the Naxi people. Exhibits feature the unique Dongba pictographic writing, ancient artifacts dug up during excavations of the Old Town and excellent examples of Naxi jewellery and clothing. Best of all, displays are explained with English signs.

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Selling points

  • Very interesting history of this unusual minority group
  • Small but excellent quality exhibition and shop
  • Great glimpse of the Naxi culture
  • Good overview to Dongba culture
  • Very interesting historical artifacts

Location

Address

Heilong Tan, Lijiang, China

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Tips for you

  • The small museum shop sells first quality items, mostly gorgeous, handmade native jewelry and small, very nice souvenir.
    Shopping
  • The gift shop has spectacular wood and stone carvings, ceramics and paintings. They are expensive but worth it if you are still collecting instead of downsizing.
    Shopping
  • Watch as the scribe writes a blessing for you (for a small fee) in the ancient picture language.
    Things to do
  • You can get a guide free to know more about Naxi history.
    Service
  • Before you come to this museum read up a bit about the Naxi people (or minority) and their Dongba culture and religion. It will broaden your understanding of the exhibited items, because their culture is so very different from western cultures
    Experience
  • North of Lijiang City, Yunnan Province. About 300 meters far from the back door of the Black Dragon Lake Garden.
    Location
  • It is located in a nice park with a view on the mountains.
    View
  • Worth a visit while you walk round Black Dragon Pond Good museum shop and wonderful painting exhibition. Exit via the North Gate and go back towards the old town.Call in at Speakeasy for coffee on the way, the only blue building.
    Things nearby

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A very interesting museum explaining the Naxi people, their language and Dongba religion. They have traditional clothing on display and chicken bones and stones used for divination. We met a Dongba priest who was the 13th generation writing their hieroglyphic language. The gift shop has spectacular wood and stone carvings, ceramics and paintings. They are expensive but worth it if you are still collecting instead of downsizing.

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