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Zigong Dinosaur Museum, Zigong

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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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  • The Zigong Dinosaur Museum, a UNESCO Global Geopark, is an amazing, one of a kind experience. The majority of the fossils were left in the ground where they were discovered, and the museum was built a...  more »
  • This scenic spot is quite good, the environment is beautiful, is the world Geopark Core Park, the transportation is convenient, is one of the world three dinosaur field museums, by the United States Core magazine "Global Geography" as one of the world's best Dinosaur Museum, is worth a visit!
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  • UNESCO site. Many 80% Original fossil skeletons. Original head fossils displayed separately. This is also a preserved dig site with half excavated specimens.  more »
  • Interesting fossils. The best experience!
  • World-class museum. One of the only places on earth to see dinosaur bones in situ. It's a bit of a drive from the city center.
  • Arguably better than the Smithsonian collection. I have been here twice, great place to take the family
  • Beautiful Fossils!
  • A fantastic museum. Definitely go if you're in the area. And a tour is very informative.
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