Inside view od China Xibe Museum [Photo/Chinanews.com]
China Xibe Museum is a museum dedicated to the Xibe ethnic group, with the aim of commemorating and keeping alive the traditional culture of the ethnic group.
It is the first museum featuring the culture and history of Xibe ethnic group in China.
The Xibe ethnic group mainly inhabits Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and Liaoning province. They traditionally earned a living through raising animals and lived a nomadic lifestyle. They were known for being proficient in archery and horse riding, and for being brave soldiers.
The museum, which opened to the public on July 26, 2018, is located in Shenbei New Zone in Shenyang, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, which has the largest concentration of Xibe people in this area.
The construction of the museum on the north bank of the Puhe River started on May 24, 2015.
The museum, covering an area of 9,804 square meters, has three floors, containing exhibition halls displaying the history, folk customs and intangible cultural heritage of the Xibe ethnic group. The museum has received about 73 million yuan ($10.59 million) of investment.
Address: No 23 Pubei Road, Shenbei New Area, Shenyang
Opening Hours: 9am-4pm, closed on Monday
Ticket prices: free
Bus: No 197, V 123
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