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Sanxingdui Museum

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Introduction to Sanxingdui Museum (三星堆博物馆)

The Sanxingdui Museum (Three Stars Piles Museum) is one of the most popular tourist destination to visit in Chengdu. It is located 4 kilometers northeast of Nanxing Township, Guanghan County, Sichuan Province. The museum is dedicated to exhibiting collections from the Sanxingdui archaeological site. The ancient artifacts on show are referred to as Bronze Age culture or Sanxingdui culture. 

The first archaeological discovery was made in 1929 by a local farmer who was digging a well and managed to dig up a whole load of Jade artifacts. Archaeologists tried to search the area but nothing was found. In 1986 workers accidently discovered the sacrificial pits that were filled with Bronze, Jade, Gold and ivory artifacts along with pottery. 

The museum is made up of four themed areas: Splendor of Ancient Shu Culture, Mystery of the Primitive Faith, Exquisite Artifacts and Excavation & Studies. The Museum was opened to the public in 1997 and covers an impressive 4,000 square meters. The museum is great for visitors who are interested in Chinese history and culture, the museum provide great information and knowledge about the ancient Shu culture and civilization. 

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Sanxingdui Historic Relics, Guanghan, Chengdu

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Main Sights

Splendor of Ancient Shu Culture, Mystery of the Primitive Faith, Exquisite Artifacts and Excavation & Studies

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Travel Information

Admission: 80 Yuan

Opening Hours: Exhibition 1 8:30AM - 6:00PM, Exhibition 2  8:30AM - 6:30PM

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1. There are direct bus services from Xinnanmen Bus Station which cost 50 Yuan per person.  

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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting Sanxingdui Museum during Golden Week and summer holidays where the crowds and number of visitors will be substantially higher than usual.

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