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The Beihai Shell Carving Museum

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Closing in 40 mins Open from 1/1-12/31,9:00am-5:30pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: No. 6, Xijiu Lane, North Yunnan Road, Beihai
Phone: 0779-2033179

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Beihai Shell Sculpture Museum is a national AAA-level tourist attraction. It is located on Yunzang Road, North Yunnan Road, Beihai City. It is a theme museum focusing on the display of shell carving skills. Through a large number of pictures, texts, multimedia and physical displays, the museum shows the audience the historical evolution, protection status and inheritance of shell carving techniques, which has a distinctive maritime Silk Road cultural characteristic.

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The Beihai Shell Carving Museum is a national grade 3A level tourist area, which is situated at 6 Yuncang Road in Beihai city, Guangxi province. It is the first museum in the country on the theme of shell carvings. "Pass on the art of Beihai shell carving, promote traditional Chinese culture" is the mission of the museum. With sightseeing tourism at its core, it has the history of shells and the artistic culture of shell carving as its main threads. It has specially established the shell carving historical cultural origins area, the object production area, the treasures of the town area and other zones. It calls upon those from all walks of life to actively contribute to the imparting and preservation of traditional handicraft arts. Within the museum, they have conserved upwards of 1,000 precious shell artifacts and exquisite mother-of-pearl inlaid articles, as well as more than 100 shell-carving pieces of masterful quality.
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