Yuanmou Man Museum in Yuanmou County, Chuxiong

General Information

Yuanmou County invested more than 20 million yuan to build “Yuanmou Man” Museum has been officially opened, which took almost 5 years, and is open to public free of charge.

The museum displays the restored portraits of the “Yuanmou Man” and two replicas of the “Yuanmou Man” tooth fossils, as well as the ancient anthropoid and rhinoceros fossils found in Yuanmou, which fully demonstrates the evolutionary history of ancient humans and prehistoric life in various periods.

Where is Yuanmou Man Museum

It is located in the downtown of Yuanmou County, Chuxiong.

How to Get There

After arriving in Yuanmou County, it is very convenient to get to Yuanmou Man Museum. Taxi or car rental  is the better way to get there, which takes about 10 minutes. For those bike lovers, it takes about 12 minutes to get there by bike.


Yuanmou is rich in ancient cultural heritage. It still retains many fossils and relics of ancient creatures, ancient humans and ancient cultures. It has caused the extensive attention of experts and scholars in disciplines of geology, paleontology, paleoanthropology, archaeology, geography, etc. at home and abroad for nearly a century, which is called as “Natural Primitive Society Museum” by anthropologists.

Yuanmou Man Museum in Yuanmou County, Chuxiong

Content of Yuanmou Man Museum

The “Yuanmou Man” Museum has a preface hall and five exhibition halls, which show the human origins, ancient human and paleontological fossils, scene simulations, etc. Since the opening of the museum, it has attracted a large number of foreign tourists to visit.

Best Time to Go

It is suitable to visit Yuanmou Man Museum at any time.

Nearby Attractions

China (Gantang) No.1 Lisu Ethnic Village
It is located in Gantang, south of Yuanmou County, 5 kilometers away from the county seat, with a total area of 15,000 mu. It is a tourism village characterized by ethnic customs, which focuses on ethnic culture, village farm experience filled with ethnic characteristics, special festival carnival, pastoral scenery tour, ecological leisure tour, specialty catering, Lisu training institute, Lisu culture display center, green fruit and vegetable planting and picking garden, green ecological stocking area, leisure area integrating water and the sky, featured folk houses, etc. It also combines the colorful ethnic culture and local customs of the local people. It is a good place to taste the special food and experience the daily life of Lisu people.