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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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  • October 3, 2017
    If you have only one place to visit in the city area of chengdu , I recommend that this is the most worthwhile place to visit . This is the site of a city 3000 years old. It is an eye opener to see su...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    An excellently presented archaeological site (bonus, display signs are in English as well as Chinese). Go to the enclosed excavation first, then the museum (and take the galleries in numerical order f...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    It is an archaeological site in Chengdu, they found a lot of Ivory, jade artifacts, bronze objects, gold objects and carved stone objects at the site. The objects in that site are intact and kept very...  more »
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  • March 5, 2017
    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
  • August 23, 2016
    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.
  • November 6, 2016
    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.
  • December 29, 2016
    Very interesting museum. The most fascinating part is the giant building that was erected over the original excavation site to preserve it.
  • November 2, 2016
    some exhibitions are really unbelievable and beautiful. not a bad place to go.

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