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Western Sichuan Folk Custom Museum

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Shanhaiguan Great Wall Introduction to Western Sichuan Folk Culture Museum (川西民俗博物馆)

After several years of preparatory work, Western Sichuan Folk Museum was founded at Liu Wencai manor in Dayi manor and officially opened in 1988. Folklore is a culture that marks human existence, it is the beliefs and customs that formed in the long historical process. Western of Sichuan has long history, rich in natural resources and people here are honest. The unique folk culture in Sichuan is colorful and splendid. The exhibits on display at Western Sichuan Folk Museum has made a full explanation of that. There are more than 1900 pieces items on display, the whole museum divided into three parts: Marriage hall, living room, arts and crafts and folk culture exhibition hall.

In marriage hall, there are sedan, guards of honor, weddings hall, bridal chamber and matching furnishings which naturally shows people emphasize on ostentation, extravagance and grandeur. There are also music recordings of the wedding singing, vividly depicts the wedding scene of middle-class family in western Sichuan in early 20th century.

In the production and living hall there are a variety of old tools are displayed here, such as farm tools, food processing tools, textiles, fishing, hunting, transportation tools and a variety of lamps, tobacco pipe, fans and " four treasures " and other daily necessities and stationery.

While in the folk art and folk culture hall, includied all kinds of embroidery, bamboo weaving, straw weaving, brocade, paper cutting, carving, clay sculpture and folk toys that popular among the county in the western of Sichuan. There are also shadow show "Journey to the West", puppets opera "White Snake" scene and Sichuan Opera " The Case of Chen Shimei".

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Anren Ancient Town, Dayi County, Sichuan Province

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Main Sights

Marriage Hall, Folk Culture Exhibition Hall

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Travel Information

Admission: 40 Yuan

Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 5:30PM

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1. There are buses available at Shiyangchang Station or Xinnanmen Station to Anren Ancient Town.

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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting during Golden Week and summer holidays where the crowds and number of visitors will be substantially higher than usual.

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