This lovely museum in the southern half of the city is dedicated to the history and culture of local Ewenki people, who are thought to originate from Lake Baikal in Russia before settling near this eastern tip of Inner Mongolia province.

The museum includes a huge range of traditional dress, household items and local animals, as well as many scenes of their work and everyday lives. It was fascinating to see displays of reindeer herding, hunting and fishing, and in particular I loved the traditional ger tents – modern Ewenki people still use similar designs today.


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