Dongba Museum

by jessica on June 2, 2013

Dongba Museum Dongba Museum

Covering an area of 7 acers, the Dongba Museum is a comprehensive national folk museum featuring Dongba culture including history, nature and art.The main architectural form of the museum is as the ancient naxi courtyard, which makes full use of landscape environmental conditions to form a famous historic building whose main building is group courtyard according to the topography there. It is a great place for you to have to travel there and learn more about the Dongba culture.

Built in 1984, the Dongba Museum, once called the Lijiang County museum, is the first county level museum and it changed into the names nowadays until July 1999. The museum has collected more than 12000 relics, which does great contribution to protect, inherit and carry forward the Dongba culture and also advertise the famous Lijiang ancient town.

The building layout of the Lijian

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g naxi dongba culture museum is set according to the development of the naxi folk house, and it opens up traditional dwellings of various stages including ancient cave, nest building, half cave, tents building, dry column and insensitive room,  four five courtyards from its north to south by using of Yuquan water and other natural landscape of the west of the elephant hill, and it reflects the folk customs of the folk cultural relics of the  naxi productivity level.

Dongba culture’s future development should follow the the direction of “academic research is the leader, the industry development is a dynamic, folk heritage is the foundation”, and advance with the times,and continuously develop, enrich and improve along with the development and progress of the whole national people. Dongba culture, to a great extent, has extremely strong full-bodied folk-custom features, and it not only exists in ancient naxi people’s production and life, and also be found in modern and contemporary naxi people’s production and life. The people is the key to save and develop the Dongba culture.

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