Municipal Museum of Kunming

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- Review updated on 22 juillet 2019

The Municipal museum of Kunming or Kunming Museum (昆明市博物馆) gathers many bronzes items found in the tombs from the Kunming area with particular blades, belt buckles, drums, and other jewel cases and figurines. In the ground floor, on the right hand side you can admire a sculpted stone pillar of various Buddhist figures dating back to the kingdom of Dali (937-1253). It was ordered by the Prime Minister of the Dali kingdom for the memory of Gaomingsheng, the former military chief of Kunming. Upstairs, there are some porcelains and a large exposing hall with skeletons of dinosaurs that coming from the south of China. Don’t forget to visit the Flying Tigers Museum, which is attached to the main building. There are also temporary art exhibitions.

In spite of some interesting archeological items, the Municipal museum of Kunming makes you feel it is a bit neglected with a lack of maintenance, not so many information in English and the visit is rather short (probably you can finish the visiting within 30 minutes). If you want to really discover archeological parts and other religious arts, it is preferable to enter the Yunnan Provincial Museum where is more completed and welcoming.

Entrance fee of MUNICIPAL MUSEUM of KUNMING: 5 RMB per person
Access: Municipal museum of Kunming is located in No. 71 of Tuodong street. You can reach there by taking a taxi for 10 RMB from downtown of Kunming.

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