Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center

Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center is located in the downtown of Nanning City, the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Center was constructed in 1988, covering an area of 24,000 square meters. It is a platform for tourists to know more about the minorities in Guangxi Province. The center exhibits relics of different ethnic groups in a brand new way in outdoor exhibition.

Guangxi Ethnic Relics Center displays folk customs of different minorities such as Zhuang, Yao, Miao and Dong minorities. The entrance of the center is in a bronze drum model. In the center, you can find typical buildings of 7 different minorities such as drum towers of Dong people, dwelling houses of Zhuang people, bamboo buildings of Yao people, etc.. In each typical building, daily utensils of different minorities and handicrafts of them are on display.

Bronze drum is a wonderful work in the bronze culture in China. It has a history of more than 2700 years. Guangxi was a main area producing and using bronze drums. Among all the bronze drums, the Yunlei bronze drum discovered in Shuichon Nunnery of the Yuanjing Township of Guangxi is the largest one with a diameter of 165cm, height of 67.6cm and weight about 300kg. It is reputed as the “King of the bronze drums”.