Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture Museum

Why is Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture Museum So Special

The Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture Museum was opened in July 1995, with covering a floor area of 60 mu (Chinese acre, 1 mu=0.6667 ha) and an usable area of 11,200 square meters. Among them, the exhibition hall, with covering an area of 7,000 square meters, is a comprehensive local museum combining with cultural relics collection, exhibition education, academic research and cultural tourism, which displays the world-famous “Wanjiaba Bronze Drum”, “Lufeng Dinosaur Fossil” and “Yunnan Man Fossil”. At present, it is a national second-level museum, national AAAA-level tourist scenic spot; a national base for science education; a base for Yunnan patriotism education, national defense education base and environmental education base and Yunnan provincial social science popularization demonstration base. It has been open to the public free of charge from January 1, 2009. The Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture Museum is an important cultural window of Chuxiong Prefecture and has played a positive role in spreading the advanced culture of Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture and promoting the construction of “three civilizations”.

Where is Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Museum

It is located in No. 471 South Lucheng Road, Chuxiong City, Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture.

How to Get There

After arriving in Chuxiong City, it is very convenient to get to Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture Museum. There are some bus routes, such as No. 8, 7, 10, 6, 1, 13, 15 buses. Taxi is also a good choice, which only takes about 13 minutes at the price of 10 Yuan.

Best Time to Go

It is suitable to visit Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture at any time. Come here and experience the unique culture of Chuxiong Prefecture.

Nearby Attractions

Yiren Ancient Town
Yiren Ancient Town is an outcome of modernization, built in 2005.  As the core of Yi culture, it is integrated into the Yi dynamic museum of Chinese traditional architectural culture, regional folk culture and leisure culture. The collision between modernization and ethnic culture has spawned Yiren Ancient Town. Yiren Ancient Town imitated the building groups of Ming Qing built in small towns in the south of Yangtze river, clean, tidy and elegant. 

Chuxiong Confucius Temple
Chuxiong Confucius Temple is located in Lucheng Primary School, Middle Street, Chuxiong City, Yunnan Province. Chuxiong Confucius Temple was built in the Yuan Dynasty, it was relocated in the Ming Dynasty. Chuxiong was located at the important site of the Southern Silk Road. In 1987, the Yunnan Provincial People’s Government designated Chuxiong Confucius Temple as provincial-level key cultural relics protection unit.

Wanjiaba Ancient Tombs
The Wanjiaba Ancient Tombs are located on the banks of the Qinglong River, 3 km south of Chuxiong City. They are the ancient tomb sites of the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. They have a history of more than 2,000 years.

Futa Pagoda Park
Futa Pagoda Park is located in Dongshan Mountain, Lucheng, Chuxiong City, donated by social members who are mobilized by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Chuxiong Prefecture, which was built in the ancient pagoda site of the Ming Dynasty (later destroyed).