Last Update: 18th October 2020
Covering an area of 84.67 hectares, Yunnan Nationalities Village offers a great chance to explore the architecture, costumes and folk customs of the 25 ethnic minorities who have lived in Yunnan for ages, including Dai, Bai, Yi, Naxi, Wa, Bulang, Jinuo, Lahu, Tibetan, Jingpo, Hani, Deang, Zhuang, Miao, Shui, Nu, Mongolian, Buyi, Dulong, Lisu, Pumi, Manchu, Hui, Yao, and Achang. The method of restoration and display is applied at the village to present the customs of these ethnic nationalities.
- Chinese Name: Yunnan Minzucun (云南民族村)
- Area: 84.66 hectares
- Things to do there: Photography, Architecture, Folk Customs
- Who visits: Photographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, Folklorists
- Time required: 3 – 4 x hours
At Yunnan Nationalities Village, you can learn about the architectural style, costumes and customs of the 25 ethnic minorities. You can also watch laser fountains, water curtain movies, folk songs and dances, and elephant performances. The tour guides in the costumes of ethnic minorities will interpret the customs of the 25 ethnic minorities.
At the Bai Ethnic Minority Village, you will find the featured Bai buildings with exquisite carvings. At the village, you will enjoy the unique shows of “rattle stick dance”, “straw hats dance”, and “dabenqu” – taking-singing arts of Bai and folk festivals of Bai such as “March Street”, “Raosanling” and “Welcome the Bride” ceremonies.
Yi Ethnic Minority Village offers the three tigers’ relief wall and Tiger Hill to present the tiger culture of Yi ethnic minority. Totem pillars at the Sun Square are carved with the sun, tigers, fire and the Eight Diagrams. At the village, you will see Tusi houses, winemaking workshops, a bullfighting field and a tea garden. You will also experience the Torch Festival, Mizhi Festival, and Tiaoge Festival.
The unique Miao costumes, handicrafts and Miao festivals are on display at Miao Ethnic Minority Village. The buildings with hanging feet stand around the village. Miao Ethnic Minority is good at dancing and singing. At the village, you can enjoy Lusheng Dance.
At Dai Ethnic Minority Village, you will see stilt-style (Ganlanshi) bamboo buildings, white pagodas, a wind rain bridge, a wind rain pavilion and other buildings with the Dai features. At the Tibetan Minority Village, you can find a Tibetan Buddhist temple, sculptures of white yaks and the unique Tibetan buildings.
As it always takes several hours to explore the entire village, it is suggested to visit it in the morning.
The best months to visit are from March to November.
Several buses pass the village. Therefore, there are several options.
- Rent a vehicle to the village. This is the quickest and most direct option.
- Take Bus 44, 135, 165, 233, 24, 94, A9, 172, A1 and Bus 73 to the Stop of Yunnan Minzucun (云南民族村).
- Opening hours:
- As at 18th October 2020, the entrance pricing to the village is 90 CNY per person, children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall included) is free of charge. The entrance pricing to one 13-seater shuttle bus for 2 hours are 500 CNY in total and the entrance pricing to one 7-seater shuttle bus for 2 hours is 300 CNY in total. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (email@example.com)
- The village offers English interpretation service for extra cost of 200 CNY in total for 2 hours’ service.
- Please take care of your valuables.
- Please respect the customs of the ethnic minorities.