Yunnan Nationalities Village museum of ethnic minorities in Yunnan

Yunnan Nationalities Village Kunming Yunnan
The Yunnan Nationalities Village is a window into the architecture, religion and customs of the 25 ethnic groups in the province. Covering an area of 208 acres, this park features several restored villages where some members of ethnic groups role playing to show their tradition and custom.

Yunnan Nationalities

Minorities in Yunnan Province make up a very large community, which such a size does not facilitate in communication with the outside world. Today, the 25 minorities in the province (except Han people) still live in Yunnan in respect of their own tradition. That is 20 million people, or approximately 40 percent of the population of Yunnan. Each ethnic group has distinguished characteristic, their particular customs, costumes and even their languages and writings. Although there are minorities well known as the Zhuang, Manchu, Mongols and Tibetans, this region is home to many other smaller ethnic groups, often from one of the following minorities: Bai, Naxi, Miao, Dai, Yi, Hui and many others.

The Reconstituted Nationalities Villages

The Yunnan Nationalities Village is actually a huge park of 6000 m² on the shores of Kunming's Dianchi Lake. For people who do not have the opportunity or inclination to go on an adventure in an array of places of the province, this park is a good destination to discover the architecture, religion and customs of the 25 ethnic groups living in the province. With many villages reconstituted and minority peoples agree to play the game of role playing; visitors can discover the lifestyle, costumes, and traditions of 25 ethnic groups who have settled in Yunnan long ago. Performances of folk songs and dances are held throughout the day.

The Museum of Nationalities

In front of the entrance to the Yunnan Nationalities Village located the museum of ethnic groups. People generally prefer visiting the Village's living museum, as it contains treasures and customs of all minorities in Yunnan and the rest of China. Not only the costumes that are presented but also everyday objects and everything related to crafts and traditions of each minority group. Remember that this is an independent building of the Yunnan Nationalities Village.


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