Hani Museum is exact replica of Hani traditional dwellings in Lancangjiang River area of Yunnan province. It was built by local craftsmen according to the national customs and traditional architectural technology. The building components were made in local and shipped to Beijing for final construction. All building materials and thatch for the roof are also transported from local to Beijing. The building was founded in 1993 and open to the public in June 1994.
Hani Museum is consists of two type of traditional dwellings, namely, the Honghe River style and Xishuangbanna style. There are also native facilities such as Longba gate, Moqiu and terraced fields built in the museum. The Hong River style dwelling includes the mushroom shaped rammed earth house, rammed earth house in L shaped, thatched barn and rice pounding room. The Xishuangbanna style dwelling includes rooms for mother and babies, Longba gate, swing wheel and terrace. The overall planning of the museum is designed in a mountain village environment. The vegetation and cultivation are also arranged according to the local climate.
The museum has a building area of 795.96 square meters. The field for swing wheel covers an ground area of 311 square meters and the grain drying ground covers 260 square meters. The total ground area the Hani museum is 2,961 square meters.
Indoor and outdoor displays of Hani museum are live settings of traditional production and lifestyle. The items in exhibit are collected from Honghe River area and Xishuangbanna area of Yunnan province, dating from the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911) to modern times, about two hundred years of history.
Location of Hani Museum: North Park