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Zigong Dinosaur Museum, Zigong

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
The Zigong Dinosaur Museum is located near the city of Zigong, Sichuan, China, in the township of Dashanpu. The museum sits on top of a large concentration of a diverse dinosaur assemblage. The museum claims the largest number of dinosaur fossils in the world and covers 25,000 square meters with a display area of 3,600 square meters. It attracts up to seven million visitors a year.In 1980s, vast quantities of dinosaur fossils were excavated in the Middle Jurassic Dashanpu Formation, 7 km north-east from downtown Zigong, including a dinosaur named after the township, Dashanpusaurus. Because of the unique and articulated (intact) bone remains, Zigong is important to paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts. The Zigong Dinosaur Museum was established in 1987, becoming the first museum based almost entirely on dinosaurs in Asia. Mounted specimens include Omeisaurus, Gigantspinosaurus, Yangchuanosaurus, Huayangosaurus and Xiaosaurus.
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  • A great Park. Inside the Park building with bones of dinosaurs. All the information can be read in English next to each exhibit. Bottom Museum excavations and large screen with the story of how the dinosaurs died. 30 minutes from the city centre to the 35 bus.
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  • 自驾的话交通倒是挺方便的,大山铺高速公路下来就是,博物馆很专业,专门的恐龙博物馆,游览时间一个半小时左右。附近除了博物馆就没有什么其他东西了,所以建议还是开车来比较好。 
  • I went in Zigong Dinosaur Museum on September during my travel in China! The city is quite far from the normal turistic tour but if you like natural history and especially dinosaur, you can't miss thi...  read more »
  • Arguably better than the Smithsonian collection. I have been here twice, great place to take the family
  • Beautiful Fossils!
  • …怎么那么多人啊😂
  • 节假日,人太多,一些展馆通风跟不上
  • 路太烂
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