Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum
Kaili itself is an industrial city near Guiyang in the central part of Guizhou Province. There is as museum there called the Kaili Ethnic Museum where you can learn about the ethnic people and their traditions. Guizhou is one of China's most ethnically diverse provinces. Minority groups account for about 37% of the population, and there are about ten different ethnic groups. Ethnic clothes and handicrafts of the people around Kaili are displayed at Kaili Museum. There are handicrafts, written documents, displays, paintings, and folk art that introduce the history, demographics, art, handicrafts, and culture of the various ethnic minorities in central and southeastern Guizhou Province.
The museum has 11 exhibition halls. The Minority Customs Hall and the Dragon Boat Hall are noteworthy.
You can reach Kaili from the mini-van stop at the Guiyang airport via a van that costs about 60 RMB or about 8 or 9 dollars. There are also buses from Guiyang. The trip takes a few hours. You can also reach Kaili from Guilin in Guangxi Province.
I updated this article on November 26, 2012
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