Chinese Ethnic Culture Park in Beijing

Why is the Chinese Ethnic Culture Park in Beijing so Special?

China Nationalities Museum, also called Chinese Ethnic Culture Park, is a museum in Beijing. It features displays of the daily life and architecture of China’s 56 ethnic groups. The museum covers approximately 50 hectares and so far comprises 44 ethnic villages and 200 ethnic buildings. There are 800 staff members comprising various Chinese ethnic groups. All buildings are constructed to a ratio of 1:1.

Where is the Chinese Ethnic Culture Park in Beijing?

The Chinese Ethnic Culture Park located The Chinese National Park is located in the southwest of the Asian Sports Village and just in the west of the Olympic Green.

How to Get There

  • Take Subway Line 8 or Line 10 and get off at Beitucheng Station. Get out from Exit D2 and you can see the south gate of the south park.
  • Take Subway Line 8 and get off at Aotizhongxin Station. Get out from Exit D and walk to the south for about five minutes to the south gate of the north park.
  • Take bus 607 and get off at Minzuyuan Lu Station.
  • Take bus 5, 21, 81, 82, 84, 92, 113, 620, 653, or Special Line 8 and get off at Beitucheng Subway Station.


The whole park covers an area of about 50 hectares, divided into two parks in North and south, and the North Park covers an area of 20 hectares. There are 16 ethnic villages in Beiyuan, including Tibetan, Miao, Yi, Dong, Gaoshan, Korean, Buyi, Hani, Qiang, Dai, Jingpo, Daur, Ewenki, Elunchun, Hezhe and other scenic spots. The park is built with the largest cast-iron sculpture and simulation tropical banyan forest, karst cave in the water, Panlong waterfall, rock pictures, Ali Mountain God wood, etc. There are Ethnic Museum, sculpture square and more than 20 Ethnic Villages in Nanyuan. All the buildings adopt the proportion of 1:1 to truly represent the cultural relics of all nationalities.


The museum has a total collection of 100000 cultural relics and articles of various nationalities, including national costumes, production tools, daily necessities, transportation equipment, religious supplies, etc. The thematic exhibition consists of thematic collection exhibitions, picture exhibition and thematic exhibitions in ethnic minority areas. The exhibition mode is mainly visual, audible, participatory and touchable. Dynamic display, dynamic demonstration and display of national costumes, songs and dances, crafts, festivals, diet, sports, etc.; the static display is mainly displayed, and the display content is divided into three categories: the original display of folk houses and temples, basic display and special exhibition.

Cultural Activity

In order to popularize the national sports to the society, the National Art Troupe of the Chinese National Park has arranged three sets of national rhythmic exercises, which integrate the dance movements of eight ethnic groups in China (Tibet, Mongolia, Naxi, Tujia, Bai, Yi, WA, Mosuo). They are easy to learn, easy to practice and excellence in action. Every morning, in the national unity square of our park, there are 160 ethnic minority actors wearing 56 ethnic costumes for the collective performance, attracting the attention of passers-by and tourists.

When visiting ethnic villages, tourists can enjoy and participate in the performances of various ethnic groups, such as singing and dancing, festivals, production, customs, competitions and skills, so as to enjoy the unique culture and art of the Chinese nation.

Performance Schedules(November 16, 2019 – February 29, 2020)

National Flag Raising-up Ceremony / Guest-welcoming Song and Dance Performances 9:20 – 9:30 Rongshu Square
Song and Dance of Ethnic Groups 10:50 – 11:20, 14:00 – 14:30, 16:00 – 16:30 Indoor Stage
Ethnic Groups Dancing Party 13:00 – 13:20 Tu Museum

Performance Schedules in Each Ethnic Museum

Tibetan Museum 9:10-9:30, 13:00-13:20, 16:10-16:30
Qiang Museum 9:35-9:55, 13:25-13:45, 15:45-16:05
Tu Museum 10:00-10:20, 13:00-13:20, 15:20-15:40
Dai Museum 9:30-9:50, 14:50-15:10, 16:40-17:00
Miao Museum 10:30-10:45, 14:20-14:35
Tujia Museum 10:10-10:30, 13:00-13:20, 15:10-15:30
Bai Museum 10:10-10:30, 13:00-13:20, 16:20-16:40
Mongolian Museum 9:30-9:50, 14:30-14:50, 16:10-16:30
Naxi Museum 9:50-10:10, 13:30-13:50, 15:40-16:00

Useful Travel Tips

  • Opening Hours: 9:00 – 17:00
  • Admission Fee:
    Mar. 15 – Nov. 15: CNY 90
    Nov. 16 – Mar. 14 (only the north park is open): CNY 60
    Monday: CNY 45
  • Performances are canceled every Monday.

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