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Address: No.8 Erhe South Road, Dali 671000, China
Phone Number: 0872-2139103
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There used to be bells and interesting statues here, but everything seems to have gone away. The building itself is historic, and the Panthay Revolt is definitely worth learning... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Joe H
Downers Grove, Illinois
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

There used to be bells and interesting statues here, but everything seems to have gone away. The building itself is historic, and the Panthay Revolt is definitely worth learning about.

Thank Joe H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The museum is free and has virtually noting displayed. It was originally a home of Dali warlord but nothing remains of this period. The main significance is the remaining wall surrounding the museum

Thank RockwallTraveler
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This museum houses artifacts of jade, porcelain, bronze, stone tablets, etc, of the Dali and Nanzhou kingdoms. They also showcase the customs and cultures of the Bai community who are the ethnic group here. Quite interesting but only visit if you are in the area or am a history buff.

Thank nellielim
New York City, New York
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506 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This municipal museum has exhibits on various periods of the long and tortuous history of the region. Hardly any explanations are in English however and many rooms are poorly lit.

Dali, China
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88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This shows a lot of Chinese film and it's history including projectors and 16mm cameras, but mainly there is too much propaganda that will bore you at times.

Thank Phoenix F
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A very local museum with limited English translations. Nonetheless a very good collection of local artifacts from the neolithic to the present. Extensive ceramic collection well presented. Free entry. Closed Mondays.

Thank 171Chris
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

nothing special, it's small, not a lot of things to see, crowded with chinese (ofcourse) but it's free so why not taking a look :) it's okay, so-so museum.

Thank MMMM84
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I think there's a nominal charge of Y10 for entrance, but early in the morning they waved us through. There are attractive courtyards in traditional style, but not much on display, though my wife loved the ceramic figures of warriors, buddhas, and beautiful court ladies from the Song (?) dynasty. Worth a stroll through if you want a break from... More 

Thank RBM056
Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I Think the objects the Museum shows are very nice but it is presented in such a boring way and almost no description in English! The room for Calligraphy has nice paintings, but I have seen better museums in China!

Thank Christina S
Jaipur, India
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The museum itself is small and simple. They have an amazing collection of statues on the top floor. Recommended to visit when in Dalhi.

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