Sanxingdui Ruins Museum

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-10-19

The museum is a gateway to a mysterious civilization that flourished some 4, 000 years ago.
The site of Sanxingdui Ruins, is located in Guanghan City some 50 km from Chengdu. More than a thousand pieces of priceless treasures were dug out, including bronze wares, jade wares, ivories, shells, earthen wares, gold wares, etc. The bronze wares include vessels, weapons, large standing human figures, head portraits, animal figures, and masks etc.
Many Chinese archaeologists have identified the Sanxingdui culture to be part of the ancient kingdom of Shu of the period from 5, 000 to 3, 000 years ago.
The discovery of Sanxingdui shocked the world, but the history of the ruins remains a mystery. Sanxingdui Museum covers an area of about 33 hectares and there are two exhibition halls in the museum, including the First Exhibition Hall and the Second Exhibition Hall. The First Exhibition Hall is a comprehensive museum which exhibits gold, copper, jade, stone, pottery, etc. while the Second Exhibition Hall is specially used to exhibit bronze.
Address: #133 Xi’an Road, Guanghan City
Opening hours: 08:30-18:30
Ticket price: 82 RMB
Tel: 0838-565399 or 0838-5500349

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