Museum of Nàxi Dongba Culture

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Museum of Nàxi Dongba Culture

Museum of Nàxi Dongba Culture
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,016 contributions
Small museum near the Black Dragon Pool Park
Oct 2019
This quaint, small museum offered insight into Naxi culture, and Dumba religion. So much so, that we went on a visit to the Dumba Temple outside of Lijiang for a few hours. This is worth the visit.
Written February 26, 2020
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,574 contributions
Fascinating Culture
Sep 2019 • Friends
Naxi Dongba Tribal Museum Is located adjacent to the Black Dragon Pool Park. Naxi originated from the Yi Tribe of the ancient Diqiang Group.The museum is extremely interesting looking at culture and language. Interestingly this ethnic group use a pictogram system for writing and it is very interesting looking at the appropriation of images and the research undertaken on the subject.

Li Lincan and American Joseph F Rock are pioneers in research in the area of Naxi Dongba culture and language.

Nice ink paintings on display. Photography allowed.

Allow about an hour to visit the museum. Sadly no English guidebook available.
Written September 25, 2019
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DREGS
Grafham, UK335 contributions
Worth a visit with a guide - a new and different culture
May 2019 • Couples
So the men don't work but do make wood carvings - make sure you see the big one near the toilets.
The Dongba is an intriguing culture and I was surprised how interesting this small museum was. Costumes, paintings, stories, relief maps - there is something here for almost any adult. A guide made this worth seeing
Written June 5, 2019
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ready2travel06
North Carolina342 contributions
Definitely take time to visit this small museum!
Apr 2019 • Solo
I found the museum of the history of the Naxi people quite interesting with English explanations of the animist Dongba religion. An explanation was made of the efforts to preserve the pictographic language, customs, and writings. Displays showed lodgings, rituals, customs, and paper making for use by the priests.
Written April 29, 2019
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,396 contributions
Excellent small museum to understand the Dongba culture
Nov 2018 • Couples
Until visiting this museum, I didn't know they used hieroglyphics like the Egyptians! They compare all three scripts (with classical Chinese) and it's very cool. It is located at the Northern entrance of the black dragon pool. If you do not wish to pay the entrance to the park, you can easily go around it since the museum is outside the park and free.
Written February 19, 2019
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WLU
5 contributions
Interesting small museum
Dec 2018 • Couples
Free museum with some English descriptions of the Naxi Dongba Culture. Particularly fascinating to see the ancient hieroglyphic script. Small, and easy to navigate.
Written January 25, 2019
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Rvwr2012
Billericay, UK943 contributions
New very explanatory museum
Oct 2018 • Couples
This relatively new museum is at the entrance to the Black Dragon Pool park and is free to enter. It is designed to show the domba culture of the local people, and does a very good job at this. There are very good examples and explanations of the Domba picturegram language and characters, similar to Egyptian hieroglyphics but much simpler literal and easier to understand. Also other features of Domba culture. There are many explanations in English so it is easy for tourists to understand. Allow about 1-2 hours.
Written October 13, 2018
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John G
Jamberoo, Australia487 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2018 • Couples
I think the place we visited is new because nothing like the photos here. A great insight into the local Lijiang culture and religion . The explanation of the naxi scrip was interesting too and made me realise how simple signs can get a message across
Written August 25, 2018
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Mellittletan
Singapore23 contributions
Worth a visit
Apr 2018 • Friends
Decently documented, 75% had English explanations as well, free to enter, takes about 30min and is a nice break from the park.
Written April 25, 2018
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Harrison J
Brisbane Region, Australia13 contributions
Good collections
Dec 2017
It is at the Black Dragon Pool Park's northern entrance, and is worth a visit if you have the time. The square hall at the back of the museum have collections of antique paintings also.
Written February 11, 2018
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