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Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Naxi Dongba Tribal Museum Is located adjacent to the Black Dragon Pool Park. Naxi originated from the Yi Tribe of the ancient Diqiang Group.The museum is extremely interesting looking at culture and language. Interestingly this ethnic group use a pictogram system for writing and it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NigelG407
Reviewed 5 June 2019

So the men don't work but do make wood carvings - make sure you see the big one near the toilets. The Dongba is an intriguing culture and I was surprised how interesting this small museum was. Costumes, paintings, stories, relief maps - there is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DREGS
Reviewed 29 April 2019

I found the museum of the history of the Naxi people quite interesting with English explanations of the animist Dongba religion. An explanation was made of the efforts to preserve the pictographic language, customs, and writings. Displays showed lodgings, rituals, customs, and paper making for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ready2travel06
Reviewed 19 February 2019

Until visiting this museum, I didn't know they used hieroglyphics like the Egyptians! They compare all three scripts (with classical Chinese) and it's very cool. It is located at the Northern entrance of the black dragon pool. If you do not wish to pay the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 25 January 2019

Free museum with some English descriptions of the Naxi Dongba Culture. Particularly fascinating to see the ancient hieroglyphic script. Small, and easy to navigate.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

This relatively new museum is at the entrance to the Black Dragon Pool park and is free to enter. It is designed to show the domba culture of the local people, and does a very good job at this. There are very good examples and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rvwr2012
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I think the place we visited is new because nothing like the photos here. A great insight into the local Lijiang culture and religion . The explanation of the naxi scrip was interesting too and made me realise how simple signs can get a message...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Decently documented, 75% had English explanations as well, free to enter, takes about 30min and is a nice break from the park.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mellittletan
Reviewed 11 February 2018

It is at the Black Dragon Pool Park's northern entrance, and is worth a visit if you have the time. The square hall at the back of the museum have collections of antique paintings also.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Harrison J
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This museum is done really well and has comprehensive exhibits detailing the history and culture of the Naxi people. We also had a guide which helped even more to get the detail and information. Well set out and very worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
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