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How to Visit Jinsha Site Museum

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Map of Jinsha Site Museum


Jinsha Site Museum is one of the highlights of your Chengdu Tour. The Jinsha Relics Museum is just about 5 km west of the downtown Chengdu. It is located at No.02, Jinsha Site Road, Chengdu. It is easily accessible by taxi and buses. It can be reached by the bus lines 5, 7, 82, 83, 96, 111, 311, 401, 502, 503A and Tourism Bus 901.

Ticket fee: RMB 100 per person

4D Ticket: RMb 20 per person
Guide Service (English): RMB100 less than 10 people
Enquiry: 028 – 87303522
Complaint: 028 – 87303511
Emergency: 028 – 87303533
Opening time: 08:00 – 18:00

Jinsha Site is the most important archaeological discoery in the 21th century and listed as the state level key protection unit of China. The Jinsha site was accidentally discovered in Feb 2001 in the course of local real estate construction.

The site was at its heyday around 1000 BC and has much in common with the burial objects with the Sanxingdui site, about 50 km away. A large amount of Ivories, jade artifacts, bronze objects, gold objects and carved stone objects were discovered at the site.

Jinsha culture (1200-650 BC) was a final stage of Sanxingdui culture and showcases a relocation of the political center in the ancient Shu Kingdom.

The Jinsha Site Museum occupies an area of 300,000 square meters with a total construction area of approximately 35,000 square meters. It is composed of four major parts – Relic Hall, Exhibition Hall, the Culture Relics Preservation Center and Jinsha Theatre and Leisure Area. The musuem has three entrances – South (main), East and North.

South Entrance

Usually people choose to enter the south entrance, the main gate to the site museum. By the south entrance, there is a tourist center where you can take a break, have your questions answered. Wander to the left side, you will find the Ebony Forest.

South Entrance to the Jinsha Site Museum

Relic Hall ( an ancient Ritual Site )
Here you can see the archaeological excavation at close range, the grand sacrifice scene of the ancient Shu Kingdom (Sichuan) 3000 years ago. On Feb 08, 2001, the discovery of the ritual site revealed the secrets of Jinsha Kingdom. So far the excavation is still going on. Many cultural relics are still buried in the earth. It will bring us more and more surprises.

Walking to the magnificent steel struture architecture – the site exhibition hall ( a relic hall of an ancient ritual site).

Walking to the relic hall

Walk down to the site feeling the history.

Walk down to the site feeling the history.

Exhibition Hall
The exhibition hall has shown the ecological environment, living scene and religious eventd of the ancient Jinsha people. Ivory, jade artifacts, bronze objects, gold objects and carved stone objects excavated are on display.

The famous gold Jinsha sunbirds foil on show is the most important artifact, a symbol of China’s cultural legacy.

Exhibition Hall Exterior

Exhibition Hall Exterior

Sunbirds Foil on display

Sunbirds Foil on display

Gold Mask
A great number of Elephant Tusks have been unearthed at Jinsha Site. Ivory is one of the most important sacrificial offerings presented to the natural spirits.

A great number of Elephant Tusks have been unearthed at Jinsha Site



A rebuilt environment and living scene of Jinsha people.

A rebuilt environment and living scene of Jinsha people.

Culture Relics Preservation Center & Jinsha Theatre
In the Culture Relics Preservation Center, there are academic lecture hall and 4D theatre which are used regularly to hold performances relative to Jinsha culture.

Leisure Area

In the green area of thriving trees,  you will feel refreshed while walking around.

In the green area of thriving trees, you will feel refreshed while walking

North Entrance
The sign at the north entrance

The sign at the north entrance