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Jinsha Site Museum, Chengdu

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Learn about the ancient culture that thrived here around 1000 BCE at Jinsha Site Museum, the site of an archeological dig and attached museum. Real estate developers discovered the long-lost city while digging here in 2001, with excavations retrieving around 6,000 artifacts and revealing 70 building positions. Find out about the political system, way of life, and beliefs of the ancient people as you view the large collection of precious objects, including masses of jade creations, stone statues, and golden masks. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Chengdu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jinsha Site Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This ancient site is huge and the park covers a large area. The museum is set up well and overs great uncovered areas of an ancient settlement. Explains the local area well.  more »
  • Today 2018 annual When初七because, every year before the festival will come to the sands of the sun, there are lantern, there is food, happy heart of the New Year clock. Tickets, 40 yuan. Half-price Concession for children, 20 yuan Ctrip to buy tickets, 40 yuan to 4 yuan, but must take the ID card. Cash purchase tickets can get tickets, if it is to pay Bao micro-letter payment directly at the door sweep code can be very convenient. Food area is on the left side of the door, see so many delicious food, ah, simply can't control. Meat skewers, powder, noodles, pineapple rice, camellia oleifera, sanhe mud, sand pot noodles at ordinary times into the sands to 80 yuan tickets, the Sun Festival 40 yuan, can also visit the museum, nature can not let go, see 3,000 years ago, Chengdu People's Life bar
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  • Fascinating trip through ancient history of Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The museum takes you through the archeological digs, to the artifacts, and then puts them in historical context. It is well worth...  more »
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  • Interesting new discovery with ancient artifacts. Expect to spend about an hour to 1.5 hours here
  • This place is awesome! a local builder was digging for a new building and started finding relics.....I think they said in the 1990s? Then they uncovered a 1000 years of artifacts. This was a site, next to a small river, that would flood and silt over every 500 years, or so, and completely left four or five intact layers of this site undisturbed, and spanning a 1000 years.There is much jade and very unique culture that predates Han civilization by a 1000 years. I would highly recommend this site. It is astonishing . Many of the artifacts look other worldly, not Chinese at all. There are some great local eatery near to catch some good Chengdunese cuisine and a few beers. This museum should take a whole day.
  • An accidental finding during digging of a building foundation turned out to be the earliest knowing culture in Chengdu history. Lots of gold, jade, stone and clay artifacts were found. The famous gold plate with the sun and four mystery birds became the city symbol for Chengdu. The designs and craftsmanships of the artifacts had me say WOW to what people can do thousands of years ago.
  • We had a whole morning visiting this museum ..... Some great history of civilization was found a few thousand years ago with great craftsmanship of artifacts

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