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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. Put Jinsha Site Museum into our Chengdu family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chengdu.
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  • In my opinion, this is the single best site in Chengdu. It reflects the astonishing history of the Shu Kingdom, which is one of the major historic precursors of Chinese civilisation. Dating back to th...  more »
  • On my two weeks of my business trip I was taken to this place with my colleagues. I must say it's history is very interesting and the artifacts one of a kind. But I walked a lot going from each part o...  more »
  • Site area is small, but very good soil structure is showing their key cultural relics unearthed. With the application of VR technology, Sands and hopefully become a successful city sites show case, walk on the river side of the worship area, look at several stories high altar, possessed a layer after layer of offerings across the front layer. Of course instructors on the VR, and more natural. Although the reality is, currently in ruins three so-called VR binoculars video only. Displayed district of several Pavilion, most core of natural is fourth Hall of boutique, 10 section demanded (from Sands Qian thousand years of good Zhu culture, ancient of heritage), Sun God bird (harmony of styling and fiber thin of process, has as China culture heritage of symbol), kneeling attitude Hou tied of jade people (offered offering of slave, or symbol in natural years Qian humble of people? ), Golden mask, and so on. Traditional stoneware pottery jade, is a large quantity of ivory sands of ancient Shu people sacrifice important features.
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Very interesting museum. The most fascinating part is the giant building that was erected over the original excavation site to preserve it.
  • some exhibitions are really unbelievable and beautiful. not a bad place to go.

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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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