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“One of the best things to see in Beijing”

China Nationalities Museum (China Ethnic Culture Park)
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Private Chinese Ethnic Park, Olympic Village, Lama Temple, Dim Sum
Ranked #182 of 1,612 things to do in Beijing
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

After a pretty rubbishy few days in Beijing, it was a lot of fun and very educational to come to this park. Being able to see so many ethnic groups, their homes and their dance styles/singing etc in one place was wonderful and really opened up my eyes to the vast differences between each group.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Probably for any foreigner it's easier to understand what every ethnic group means for China, what is its contribution. Most of the exhibitions consist in buildings (houses, pagodas, minarets, shops) with many doors closed and less furniture.
Of course, even like this you can figure it out how those people lived and how they invented the paper, but the bad thing is that everything seems to be left in disrepair.
Anyway, it was a good idea to get everybody in one place; and it is a good idea for anyone interested in Chinese civilization to visit it.
You will probably need at least 5 hours, food and water.
The ticket for one adult is 90RMB, not very cheap; for students is about 60

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Reviewed January 24, 2012

We had the pleasure to visit this well put together reenactment of each of the 56 Nationalities of China's ways of living in one location. The first display of a mountain region was simply stunning, the artwork was so sweet and the buildings were so realistic. I had visited similar in Switzerland previously but this was stunning. There were English transcriptions in each display, plenty of buildings to enter and see, most sadly had costs associated with them just to enter.
This place is directly across the road from the Olympic Village and can be viewed from several points in the park. It would be easy to visit the Olympic facilities and the Silk factory in the same day as are all located together. Train line 10 took us there easily and a short walk a literally around the block. I must say, the Silk factory have fantastic silk products on sale in enormous premises. Clothing, bedding and more. Worth a look and at no cost at all. China Town...in China, cheap clothing and good food there. A worthwhile outing that would be well enjoyed.

2  Thank LouTassie
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Reviewed August 24, 2009

I visited the museum/park in August 2009 and loved it from the minute I stepped through the entrance. The park is MASSIVE and you'd probably need more than a day here to fully appreciate all that it has to offer.

I only had about 2.5 hours there, so I had to be choosy and only see the ones that I wanted to see. The selling point for this place is that there are 56 different museums, one representing each of the 56 ethnic groups that are officially recognized in China. To my delight, it wasn't so much a "museum" as it was just a display local housing, villages, shops, etc. Some of the 'museums' were very small and only displayed a common looking house of the ethnic group, but some 'museums' were much more elaborate - displaying not only homes, but also shops, and common buildings that exist in their villages.

The park is a bit of a maze, but thankfully it is VERY well marked. All signs were in both English and Chinese, (and often the language of the ethnic group as well). Because of the massive size and the way it's set up, it's very easy to walk by an entrance of a museum and not know it.

All in all, this was one of my favorite attractions in Beijing. It was great to learn about the different ethnic groups that all co-exist inside China.

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Reviewed June 21, 2016
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