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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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  • If you have time, you can go to the Jinsha Heritage Museum to see the history. It's not a big place, but there are a lot of historical artifacts and historical introductions. Because my friends and I are very fond of the history of the Chinese culture, coupled with the time there are other temporary exhibitions to see, so the length of stay longer, probably spent two hours, it is worth a look! Another mention, if you can, you can ask a guide to say, will be more than their own to see more exciting!
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  • Running Gu Shu culture to Chengdu, sands of course is one of the must-see attractions. The museum is very convenient and the subway can be directly accessible. The museum is divided into two pavilions: a gallery of archaeological sites and major cultural relics found on the excavation site. The ruins museum is very shocking and can visit the archaeological excavation site at close range, which is not experienced in many other museums. The relics in the exhibition hall are also very exquisite and valuable. Like ancient Shu culture friends can first visit the Sanxingdui, and then to Sands, so in the timeline will have a more continuous understanding.
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  • This museum was not on my radar, but was suggested by my Travel China Guide travel advisor. I found it to be absolutely full of some very stunning works of art! The gold Sun and Immortal Bird piece an...  more »
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  • There is very little information about the things you are looking at (at least for English speakers)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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