Heilongjiang Ethnic Museum
Address: 25 Wenmiao street, Harbin city, Heilongjiang province
Closed Mondays (Except for national holidays)
General admission: Free, valid certificates required
Tel: (+86-451) 82540093
Completed in 1929, the Heilongjiang Ethnic Museum was originally a temple dedicated to Confucius, an outstanding educator and thinker of ancient China. Such structures were built by Chinese at home and abroad to rejuvenate Chinese culture.
It has the largest scale and the highest architectural standards of any Confucian Temple in the northeast region. The building is also the most complete complex in Heilongjiang province to mimic the official building style of the Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911).
The museum covers an area of 25,000 square meters, with a building area of over 5,600 square meters. It faces south and the area incorporates palaces, lanes, gates, monuments and bridges.
The roof of the main building is made of yellow glazed tiles, and the side halls respectively have green and gray tiled roofs; colored paintings on the walls include the "dragons pattern", "tangent circle pattern", "Suzhou style pattern" and more.
The ethnic culture of Heilongjiang province is characterized by diversity, including fishing and hunting cultures represented by the Hezhe, Oroqen, Ewenki, and Daur ethnic groups; grassland nomadic culture represented by the Mongolian people; and farming culture represented by the Manchu, Xibe, Hui, and Kirgiz ethnic groups.
The Heilongjiang National Museum is committed to protecting and rescuing ethnic cultural heritage on the verge of decline, collecting representative and precious ethnic cultural relics, and conducting in-depth research, excavation and classification of ethnic culture.
Among the museum's exhibits are the production tools and living utensils of various ethnic groups include the shadow puppets script of "Qingyun Sword" from the Qing Dynasty, and modern shamanic clothes made of roe deer skin .