Built in 1986, the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture Museum is located towards the east of Xiaguan Town's Erhai South Road, in close proximity to the Erhai Dock. The museum is a prominent landmark and attraction in the area and is frequented by visitors throughout the year. Covering an area of around 50 metric units, the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture Museum showcases the rich history and culture of the region with over 7,000 artefacts and ancient relics that are on display. Some of the highlight items at the museum include the Dali Bronze Drum, the Earthenware House and the Serial Bells that date back to 476 BC-221 BC. The best time to visit Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture Museum would be during the months of March to June, when the climate is pleasant and when numerous March Celebration activities are held.
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The museum is closed for a few hours in the afternoon from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
Dali Bronze Drum, the Earthenware House and the Serial Bells
Though designated prayer facilities at the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture Museum may not be available for Muslim travellers, it is possible to enquire for a private area that can be made use of during prayer times. Muslim travellers could also visit a few of the mosques in Dali such as the Xingsheng North Rd at the Northeast Gate, the Xiaguan Mosque, the Shen Hecun Msoque as well as the main mosque of Dali which is located on the Country Road near the Southeast Gate.
Muslim travellers will be able to find Halal food near the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture Museum at some of the few Halal restaurants in Dali. It is best to enquire with some of the mosques in Dali about the best places where Halal food will be readily available. It is also possible to opt for vegetarian cuisine at some of the local restaurants, but inquiring about how food is prepared is highly recommended.