Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, Qiandongnan

Kaili Ethnic Museum

Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum covers an area of 11,000 square meters and has a building area of 7,421 square meters. The Museum has more than 12,000 items in its collection. Exhibits are displayed along with texts and pictures, showing the Dong and Miao people’s history during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

It is the collection, protection, research and exhibition center of the minorities’ culture of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou Province. provides an excellent overview of culture, lifestyles and history of the various ethnic minorities living in Kaili region.

Why is Kaili Ethnic Museum So Special?

Kaili Ethnic Museum as an iconic building in the urban area of Kaili City, the museum integrates the architectural styles of both Miao and Dong minorities. Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, via its collection of handicrafts, written documents, paintings and other works of folk art provides a broad, representative introduction to the history, demographics, and customs of the various ethnic minorities that make up the multi-cultural patchwork that is the southeastern part of present-day Guizhou Province.

The architectural form of the Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum is full of ethnic characteristics -the central tower is in the form of drum tower of the Dong minority with multiple eaves, while the east and west towers are in the form of stilted building of Miao people.

Main Attractions of Kaili Ethnic Museum

Kaili Ethnic Museum with the third and fourth floors the main open exhibition areas, the entire museum consists of theme pavilions such as “Southeast Guizhou Outline Pavilion”, “Minority Customs Pavilion”, “Minority Costume Pavilion”, “Dragon Boat Pavilion” and “Modern Folk Arts and Crafts Pavilion”.

How to Get to Kaili Ethnic Museum?

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If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Kaili Ethnic Museum with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel


From Kaili, take bus No.1, 2, or 6 and get off at Wanbo. Alternatively, if you are up to a pleasant, 10-minute walk, you can easily reach the museum from the main traffic intersection in Kaili.

Useful Travel Tips

Admission Ticket

 Free. Visitors can get free tickets with their id cards, and foreign tourists can get free tickets with their passports.

Best Time to Visit

 From March to October. The climate is better during this period, and many activities and special exhibitions will be held for ethnic minority festivals.

The museum has 12 exhibition halls in total, but only five are open at present.

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Edited by Winnie/张赢