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Salt Industry Museum

Open Now: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Who knew salt could be so interesting?

Very interesting if you stop and read. A smallish museum by Chinese standards but full of... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Toronto, Canada
Very interesting exhibit

Visited here after seeing the dinosaur museum. The building which houses the salt museum is... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Chengdu, China
via mobile
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30 Aug 2018
“Who knew salt could be so interesting?”
12 Sep 2017
“Not bad ”
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No.107 Jiefang Road, Ziliujing District, Zigong 643000, China
+86 813 220 2746
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Very interesting if you stop and read. A smallish museum by Chinese standards but full of information. The gift shop is not all that interesting as it is mainly salt wrapped up fancy.

Thank LisaSmith123456
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The only museum in Zigong, not bad, there're many models about how to dig the salt at 200 years ago there, but, the price of ticket was changed,from 10 to 20, so sad

Thank eeeesssszz
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the salt industry museum - the building is beautiful, information is well presented and the history of salt industry in this region of china.

Thank Lappochka
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank gjr26645
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Kirra B
Reviewed 15 December 2015

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

Thank Ornithos
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Interesting history about how they invented elaborated machines to get the salt out of the ground. The building was even more nice. Since it is a small place you do need more than an hour.

1  Thank WillemijnArends
Reviewed 10 June 2015

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

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 1 February 2015

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

Thank siauhwa
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