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Sanxingdui is a cultural relic of the ancient Shu (Sichuan). The Sanxingdui Museum is located in Northeast of Sanxingdui archeological site, west of the famous cultural city of Guanghan, on the bank of Jian River, 40 kilometers north of Chengdu City, covering an area of 4,000 square meters. It is an important archeological discovery which changed the people's understanding of ancient history and culture. If you want to visit a place to know more about Chinese Shu (Sichuan) culture, this Museum is the best choice, for the civilization shown by the cultural relics can be called a true wonder.

Sanxingdui refers to three earth mounds at the site. The Relic area stretches for about 12 square kilometers, which is the largest, oldest, and most connotational Shu cultural relic in Sichuan. The three earth piles, described as three golden stars in a line, hence became known as Sanxingdui (three-star piles). Now it is affirmed by modern archaeology, the three earth mounds of the Sanxingdui Relic are in reality the southern wall of an ancient city that was built of earth. There are two breaches in the city wall, after the collapse and subsequent erosion; it became the three mounds we see today.

The whole design of the museum is simple, but with a solemn style. The frame 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 first hall of the museum is composed of "three stars accompanying the moon", the splendid civilization of ancient Shu. The second hall contains symbols of all kinds of gods reflecting the mysterious and primitive religion. The third hall is composed of "forever the soul of Shu", the special cream of relics. Here are shown over 10 groups of national treasures with historical and artistic value.The fourth hall with the scheme of "forever Sanxingdui" shows off the excavations and studies of Sanxingdui. It introduces the industrious work of generations of experts both at home and abroad in the past 50 years.
How to travel in Sanxingdui Museum, Here are some guide information about Sanxingdui Museum. The detail is following:
Address: Yazihe Band, Guanghan City
Admission Fee: CNY 80
Opening hours: 08:30 a.m-18:30 p.m
Contact Hotline: 86 838 5500349

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