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Visited here after seeing the dinosaur museum. The building which houses the salt museum is beautiful and very well maintained. It gives a decent explanation (in English) on the exhibits themselves and you can hire an English guide if you happen the be there at...More
This eighteenth century building from the heyday of the salt trade is arguably the finest monument in Zigong. It has two massive door guardians, a grand entranceway, some large courtyards with opera stages and, most impressively of all, gorgeous carving throughout. It is worth lingering...More
Don't waste your time, very boring and dull vibe.
Half of the museum was closed, and all the models showing old mining techniques were falling apart.
Informative, even in English.
You would have to really like salt to want to come here
The salt industry museum, housed in a splendid 18th century building, tells the remarkable story of salt exploitation in Zigong, which has been going on for centuries, with real prowesses of technical innovation in drilling and salt production. The bilingual (Chinese/English) displays are modern and...More
Without reading reviews by other contributors, I never would have stopped here. The Xi Qin Guildhall is attractive in its own right, and I was surprised at how interesting the history of well salt production was. Quite a bit of information in English and pictures...More
I came to Zigong just for the dinosaur museum and when I reached here I asked around and I realize there isn't much to do or to see in this city.
The dinosaur museum open at 10. So before going there I don't want to...More