Chengdu Jinsha Museum and Sanxingdui archaeology tour
morning 8:30 am pick up from your hotel , drive about 30 minutes to Jinsha Site Museum
the Jinsha Site Museum is one of the most representative venues to display the civilizations of the ancient Shua State. Situated in the western suburbs o Chengdu city,the Jinsha Site covers an area of over 50,000 sq km. the Site records the history of the capital of the ancient Shu State, which was the center of civilization of ancient China on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in the 12th-7th century BC. Over 1,000 cultural relics were excavated from the site . including over 30 gold wares, over 400 jadeobjects, over 400 bronze wares, 170 stone wares and over 40 ivory wares. The ivory unearthed weighs nearly one ton, plus a large number of pottery wares. Most cultural relics excavated were the products of the late Shang Dynasty ( 16th-11th century BC) and the early Western Zhou Dynasty( 11th century -770BC )，and a small number of them were from the Sping and Autumn period (770-476BC). Along with the further excavation, we probably will have important discoveries.
The " Sun Bird", " Jade Square Pillar" and "colored wooden figurines" are the mo st exquisite cultural relics excavated from the Jinsha Site, known as the three excellences of the site. In particular, the " Sun Bird" , decorated with gold foil, is only 0.02cm thick. its pattern has been designed as the mark of China's cultural heritages.
about 2 hours in Jinsha Museum
after lunch drive about 1.5 hours to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
the Sanxingdui Site is an ancient culture, ancient city and ancient kingdom site with the largest scope . the longest time and the richest cultural connotations in the country. As a world cultural herritage, the discovery of the site is of great significance.
at around 17:00 finish Sanxingdui and drive back to Chengdu hotel