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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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  • Jinsha site is famous, in my opinion, this site is unique in the National Museum, because the Jinsha culture only Bashou. The production of the Sun god Bird, the gold mask, will let a person fully lament the wisdom of the ancients, is definitely a symbol of China's cultural heritage, suggesting that there are empty people together to visit Guanghan Sanxingdui.
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  • The archeological site is is set in a beautiful park and there is a museum nearby where you can gaze at artefacts that were excavated from the site. Both the site and the museum are reasonably sized a...  more »
  • My overall score is three stars: fairly interesting, you won't regret spending some time here. One of the major trends in recent Chinese archaeological research through the last half century is the di...  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.
  • 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
  • Excellent museum with fascinating things to see
  • 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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The vast majority of visitors to Chengdu look for their accommodations along Tianfu Avenue, the main arterial road that cuts the southern district of the modern city in two. Upmarket and standard hotels can be found along the road and its surrounding side streets, overlooking pleasant plazas and parks, or the river that snakes around to the east. Guesthouses and hostels throughout the south provide a welcome range of budget accommodations, but heading to the more built-up and residential northern area will reveal a greater amount of particularly cost-effective options.
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