1) Take a bus at Xinnanmen Bus Station in Chengdu, it runs twice a day, respectively 8:30 am and 3 pm.
2) Take a bus at Chengbei Bus Station, the bus leaves every 15 minutes.
Hours: 8:30 am - 6 pm (first pavilion or comprehensive pavilion)
8:30 am - 6:30 pm (Second pavilion or bronze pavilion)
The first Sanxingdui relics were discovered by a farmer in 1929 and excavation has continued ever since. The museum was set up in Oct. 1997 Covering an area of 7,000 sq km, the whole design of the museum is simple, but with a solemn style. The flame is peculiar. The main object is a deformed spiral. It has the poetic charm with historical, geographical features and cultural art. It fully shows the broadness and profundity of Sanxingdui culture. The design of Sanxingdui Museum has many architectural breakthroughts. Modern Technologies (sound, light, and electricity) are used to show the charm of the ancient site. The displays also provide foreigners with information about the history of China.
Sanxingdui has many precious bronze and gold artifacts which include the world's oldest life-size standing human statue of 260 cm of height, the world's oldest gold cane of 142 cm, and a bronze tree with birds, flowers, and ornaments.
Sanxingdui Museum covers an area of about 33 hectares of which the afforested area is over 80%. The environment in the museum is very beautiful and the layout is quite elegant. And it reflects the perfect combination of human and nature. There are two exhibition halls in the museum, including the First Exhibition Hall and the Second Exhibition Hall. The display area is nearly 12000 square meters. The First Exhibition Hall is a comprehensive museum which exhibits gold, copper, jade, stone, pottery, etc. while the Second Exhibition Hall is specially used to exhibit bronze.
Sanxingdui Museum has been known as a cultural place of interest both at home and abroad. It is one of the most important five tourism scenic areas in Sichuan. It is one of the 50 places most worthy of visiting in China for the foreigners. It is also the national youth science and technology education base. It has earned high evaluation from people.
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