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“Extraordinary Collection”

Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
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USD 14.66*
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Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Guanghan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I can't say enough positive things about this museum. It's by far one of the best in China, from what I've seen. The collection is exquisite and quite well-labeled in English. The grounds are quite lovely and well-maintained. It's not the easiest to access from Chengdu, but it can be done without grave difficulty. Buses run regularly to Guanghan from the Zhaojue Temple Bus Station (near Chengdu Zoo Metro Stop), and then Bus No. 10 runs from the Guanghan bus station right to the museum.

Thank Loneostrich
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This museum complex celebrates an ancient civilization (1500 BC - 700BC) which was only discovered in the 1980's. The museum sprawls in several buildings, one 'underground'. The latest in dramatic construction and display is represented here.

The bronzes are some of the very impressive artifacts brilliantly lite in dark surroundings. The displays are awesome (as in awe inspiring).

I suspect that many western tourists don't get this far, and that's truly a shame. They have really missed something great.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Probably my favourite museum in China! The dark and gloomy atmosphere inside perfectly matched the greenish-golden bronze masks of this almost forgotten civilization. Discovered only in the 1980s, no historical record in the long dynastical history of China ever mentioned this stunning culture. Their aesthethics and form language seem to come from another galaxy! I just hope the museum preseverses this mystical-majestical aura around this little-known ancient civilization of the Shu Kingdom - but beware of the movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger this is about to be shot. So go, before it's too late, you won't regret this half-day trip from Chengdu.

Thank SongshanSam
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum with a tour group from Chengdu. Very impressed that a culture so very different from the Chinese culture existed here. A tour guide was provided for our group who explained the main points of the exhibits to us. The exhibits are organized with detailed information on placards. Overall a very good visit & we plan on visiting the Jinsha Museum as well.

Thank Louise K
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Sanxingdui Museum is one of the most extraordinary museums in China. Not only does it boast a large number of amazing exhibits but also very impressively lit and designed galleries, which show the relics to wonderful effect.

The first galleries show pottery and jade objects. These are interesting and well-displayed. However, the star here is the bronzes, which are world-class in terms of both aesthetics and preservation. The cosmic trees, some of them on a very great scale, are truly remarkable. The best one took three years to restore.

Best of all are the iconic Sanxingdui masks, which were an important part of the shamanistic and ritualistic culture of ancient Shu. The craftsmanship of these is absolutely exquisite and the masks will fascinate you. Their alien profiles make them a truly distinctive relic.

Thank Raymond W
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