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Dali Museum

No.8 Erhe South Road, Dali 671000, China
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Ranked #21 of 52 Attractions in Dali
Type: History Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction 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.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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

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Stockholm, Sweden
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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!

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Jaipur, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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38 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

So for the price it's not bad.......free to get in. It is for the most part some figurines, vases and large stones with Chinese writing. Some of the items do have English but most everything is in Chinese. You can walk around in about 30 min.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

this museum is a must-see. No matter you are a master or layman, you will be surprised by the diversified and most exquisite buddha statures, bronze artworks inside.

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Zhuhai, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

A nice place to visit while you wander the streets of Dali. Not a whole lot to see but it's a nice place to get away from all the people for a few minutes. Nice grounds and shade trees.

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New York
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27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

The museum is set in a quiet garden and can be seen at leisure. People interested in ceramic figurines of an historic nature, as well as funeral steles will find material objects of interest.

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Shanghai, China
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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

The museum is really not much. The grounds, however, offer a fine place to play a bit of badminton. The staff (surly would be a good description) didn't like this, but hey, we did.

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