Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center
Chinese name: 广西民族文物苑 (Guangxi Minzu Wenwu Yuan)
Location: in Qingxiu District, southeast of Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (aka. Guangxi Province).
Opening time: 06:15-21:30
How to get there: take buses No. 11、23、30、47、63 or 205, get off at Wen Wuyuan (文物苑站, Ethnic Relics Station)
Best time to visit: all year round
Introduction to Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region & Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the name of which seemingly looks like it is a special living area for Zhuang people only, is as a matter of fact a province where other 10 indigenous minorities groups and the Han (approximately 1.2 billion, accounting for about 90% of Chinese population) live together. Leaving the Han (accounting for 62.82% of Guangxi population) aside, the Zhuang occupies the majority among all the minorities in the province – what’s more important is that it is the birthplace of Zhuang - hence it was named so. It is the mixing residing of the 12 ethnic groups that boosts the multi-ethnic culture and custom of Guangxi.
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History of Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center
Guided by the aims - demonstrate unique folk styles and traditional culture to public, educate and motivate visitors to further explore this rich cultural minority heritage, the local government planned to build up a "Guangxi Ethnic Village" when Guangxi Museum was founded in 1978. The idea was conceived for few years, and
Bronze drum is viewed as a miracle in bronze culture of ancient
What else to see at Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center
Similar to concept of protecting home with fence, minority groups have their own "fence" - Zhai Men (寨门, village gate) as well. An original minority style village gate is usually built on the main entrance of a village. It is traditionally wooden and symbolizes rich and happy life. The gate is opened all the time, except when some crucial sacrificial offering activities are held. However, the function for defense has faded away in today’s peaceful time. What visitors receive here will be warm and friendly welcome from the local people. According to the customs, folk songs and wine are the most common ways to show their hospitality and respect to guests.
Unlike other buildings, local dwelling - Diaojiaolou (吊脚楼, a kind of architectural style of some Chinese minorities, normally a wooden house supported by several 1-2 meters high pillars) - radiates a strong feeling of originality. Due to the humid climate and rugged terrain, Diaojiaolou is generally built upon the mountains with two storeys. The first storey is for storage and poultry, while the second is for the living of the family. Comparing to common buildings, Diaojialou is absolutely a wonderful wooden work of art and worthies of visiting.
In addition, some traditional producing procedures for living materials and handicrafts are shown in the ethnic workshop zone including oil extracting, rice milling, paper making and pottery making, etc. An abundant of ethnic relics and related information make Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center a pleasure to visit.
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