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Sanxingdui Museum

Introducing Sanxingdui Museum
The Sanxingdui Museum, covering an area of some 12km2, dates from somewhere between 3,000-5,000 years ago, and as such is southwest China’s oldest, biggest and most culturally significant archaeological site representing an ancient city, state and culture. This site is acknowledged as one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The best-preserved parts are along the eastern, western and southern city walls as well as the city walls around Moon Bay. As the lifeblood of Yangzte River Civilization, Sanxingdui Museum cements the place of the Yangtze River (along with the Yellow River) as fundamental to Chinese civilization.

Sanxingdui Museum Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Sanxingdui Bowuguan 三星堆博物馆
• Best Time to Visit: April to October
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 2 to 4 hours
• Things to Do: Photography, Chinese Culture and History, Relics
• Opening Hours: 08:30-18:30
• Entrance Fee: ¥72; ¥5 for garden area only excluding exhibition halls
• Address: No. 133 Xian Road, Guanghan, Deyang, Sichuan Province

What to expect at Sanxingdui Museum
Sanxingdui Museum is located at the northeast corner of Sanxingdui Site, Key Historic Site under State Protection and at the Yazi Riverside of the west of Guanghan, Famous Historical and Cultural City in Sichuan. 38km away from Chengdu in the south and 26km away from Deyang in the north, it is a large modern unique museum of relics of China. The Sanxingdui Museum was laid with a foundation in August 1992 and was officially opened in October 1997. Sanxingdui cultural relics are precious human culture heritage and are one of cultural relic groups with highest value in historical science, culture and art and with richest ornamental value among spectacular cultural relic groups of China. Among such secret treasures of ancient Shu, there are many grotesque and extraordinary bronze model including grand standing bronze person with height of 2.62m, bronze mask with wideness of 1.38m, as well as bronze tree with height of 3.95m, etc., all of which are unique and unparalleled masterpieces. Such gold objects as bright and such jade objects as pattern-full side tablet are rare treasures of China.

How to get to Sanxingdui Museum

From Guanghan
• Take bus No. 6 or 10 to Sanxingdui.

From Chengdu
• Take bus No. 1, 7, 45, 63, 69, 70, 71, 83 or 302 to Zhaojuesi Station. Then take a direct bus to Guanghan City. Then change a local bus to Sanxingdui.
• Take a bullet train from Chengdu East Railway Station to Gunghan North Railway Station. Then take bus No. 1 to Liuyang Mingyuan Station to exchange bus No. 10 to Sanxingdui, or take a taxi to the museum.

Additional travel advice on Sanxingdui Museum
• The museum offers interpretation service.
• Free sightseeing buses are available in the museum. 

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