In Chinese Ethnic Museum, one can appreciate the traditional national buildings and customs of various ethnic groups, watch the song and dance performance, purchase the national handicraft and can also taste the delicacies of different ethnic groups personally.
The whole museum is divided into North Garden and South Garden with an area of 450,000 square meters. There are 16 national villages in the North Garden including those of Qiang, Oroqen and Hezhe ethnic groups.While visiting the national villages, visitors can enjoy the waterfall, floating clouds and bonfire at grassland, they can take a view of the scenic spots of China without going out of Beijing and appreciate and participate in the song and dance, festival celebrations, production and customs of various nationalities. From various sports and performances, visitors can enjoy the distinctive culture and art of Chinese people.
There is the biggest domestic casting iron sculpture, artificial tropical banyan forest, water-eroded cave, Panlong Waterfall, rock pictures and supernatural wood of Alishan in the North Garden. There is national museum, Sculpture Square and over 20 national villages in the South Garden. All buildings adopt the proportion of 1:1.
Address: Opposite the west door of National Olympic Sports Center of the Asian Games Village of Chaoyang district of Beijing.
Bus Route: Bus No.55, 386, 407, 740, 804, 819, 849, 921, 941 or 944 to Beichen Road Stop or Qijahuozi Stop
Opening Hours: 8:30 - 17:30
(The South Garden is closed from every December to March of the next year).
Admission Fee: RMB 60 Yuan for each garden, 90 Yuan for both gardens.
Tel: 8610-62063647; 8610-62063646
(China.org.cn August 25, 2005)