Yunnan Provincial Museum
The construction of Yunnan provincial Museum was prepared in Yuantong Temple in 1951 and completed in 1958, and it was moved from Lianyun Alley, Yuantong Street to West Dongfeng Road of Kunming.
It is a 40-meter-tall building of tower style. The main building has seven stories and the buildings on both sides are three-storied. From the first to the third floor are the exhibition halls covering an area of 2,400 square meters. Currently, over 50, 000 items of historical relics, revolutionary relics, ethnical relics and artifacts are collected in the Museum. Among the exhibited relics, there are more than 1,000 precious relics, including the teeth fossils of Yuanmou Ape-man 1.7 million years ago, and the bronze wares from Warring State Period to Western Han Dynasty unearthed in Jinning, Jiangchuan, Anning, Kunming and Xiangyun. Some of the bronze wares are very important in Bronze Art History of China.
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