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Jinsha Site Museum

Location:No.02, Jinsha Site Road, Chengdu;
Opening time:08:0--18:00, daily;
Best time for visit: all year long
Recommended time for a visit:3 hours
Open: 08:0--18:00, daily. Tickets:RMB100.

How to Get There

1) Take bus lines 5, 7, 82, 83, 96, 111, 311, 401, 502, 503A.
2) Take Tourism Bus 901.


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.


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.

Sightseeing in depth

South Entrance

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.

Relic Hall

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).

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.

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