Suoga Ecology Museum

Suojia Ecology Museum Suojia Ecology Museum

Suoga Ecology Museum is located in Suojia County, the southern end of Liupanshui city. The county is 1400-2200 meters above sea level and covers an area of 120 sq kilometers. There are 12 communities with a population of more than 5,000 under it administration. Suojia Ecology Museum is first ecology museum in China, which is jointly developed by Norwegian and Chinese government under the framework of cultural cooperation. It is the first culture cooperation project with foreign countries in Guizhou.

The notion of ecology museum was dated back to 1970s in France. Currently, more than 300 ecology museums have been established.

Suoga Ecology Museum is open to public on Oct, 31st; 1998.The museum consists of two sections. One is document center; the other is Miao people (known for its hair ornament of long horn, hence Longhorn Miaos) People in the community still lead a simple and primitive life, depend on agriculture for living. However, they have profound wedding, funeral and sacrifice ceremonies. It is a nationality of talent for dancing, making batik and embroidery handicrafts.

The document center is located in Longga village embraced by mountains. various forms of information on long horn Miaos could be found in the center, voice record, video record, pictures and passages etc.

The local festivals are characteristic, and they include: Tiaohuapo, Jishujie (Tree-Worship Festival), Jishujie (Mountain-Worship Festival) and Haoziba Festival. During the festivals, visitors can see lots of rare musical instruments that only seen here, and a lot of amazing rites and customs that vividly show the local features. Suoga village is a puer and unpolluted area that every star at night is quite bright. In the past nine years, Suoga Ecology Museum has taken in more than 100,000 tourists as well as thousands of experts famous in different fields.

Location: Longga Village, 50 kilometers away from Liuzhi Special Region
Entrance fee: Free
Transportation: the train from Guiyang to Yunnan generally stops at Liuzhi, and the ticket charge is RMB 30. And the price of long-haul bus is roughly equal to train price. From Liuzhi to Suoga, visitor can spend RMB10 going to the destination.

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