Must-visit Attractions in Downtown Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-10-19

From the modern and bustling Chunxi Road to the historic and tranquil Wenshu Monastery, there are so many must-visit attractions in Chengdu’s city center, which are believed to be the best places to soak up the quintessence of the city’s fascinating culture.


Jinsha Site Museum
In 2001, a total of more than 5,000 precious relics, including gold, jade, bronze, stoneware, a metric ton of elephant tusks, and tens of thousands of pieces of pottery and ceramics, were unearthed from the Jinsha Ruins. The excavation of the site was hailed by the Archaeological Society of China and China Cultural Relics News as one of the top 10 archaeological finds of year 2001 in China. Among the relics, the pattern of a circular golden emblem featuring four flying birds surrounding the sun, which is believed to be about 3,000 years old, was adopted by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage as the symbol of China’s cultural heritage in 2005.

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