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A beautifully laid out site, set in nice green gardens, including a deer park. The two buildings look new. One with the excavation area, partly sealed with glass so you walk over it and get a sense of the digs; the other with the artefacts...More
We decided to go to the museum on recommendations of a friend from Chengdu. I really didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. It was well preserved and the artifacts unearthed were really incredible- including a gold mask. There is the site and...More
I was on professional trip in Chengdu, and had the opportunity to travel to the jinsha museum by myself using the metro. this was a wonderful experience to get to know more on the city of Chengdu. the entry is quite expensive but the museum...More
This museum has two main buildings, the original site and the display hall. The exhibit features some really impressive art pieces that were made over 3000 years ago. It's definitely worth hiring a guide to hear about the stories of the discovery of the site,...More
The site is modern and the English explanations are good enough. You have a good idea about the early inhabitants of that region. The highlight of the visit is the eternal fire ring, made of gold with an intricate pattern.
This archeological dig is impressive in its scope, its wealth of findings and its cultural significance. China is unearthing its past -- a past the world has yet to understand. This past is outside the more popularly known history of Chinese emperors. The Shu culture...More
It was great to see so many fascinating items on display, sometimes I feel like Chinese museums are not very stimulating or have much context for a foreigner: But it was still interesting to see so many recovered relics, discovered so recently in China.
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We managed to get an English speaking guide (she was excellent - a teacher doing this purely out of interest in her spare time). But it was sheer luck and timing. She happened to be there.best to book in advance. There is... More
We managed to get an English speaking guide (she was excellent - a teacher doing this purely out of interest in her spare time). But it was sheer luck and timing. She happened to be there.best to book in advance. There is no charge and she refused to accept a tip.