Day 4 Jinsha Site Museum, Du Fu Thatched Cottage Museum & Jiuyan Bridge
The fourth day is all about famous museums and discovering the city. All three places are near the Wuhou Shrine and a taxi between them takes just minutes. You can visit the two museums any time of the day and go to Jiuyan Bridge to enjoy the beautiful night view of Chengdu.
You can see the shining symbol of the "golden sun bird" in every corner in Chengdu, a golden ring-shaped piece that shows four birds flying in a circle. The item basically serves as an official insignia for the city. The symbol celebrates the ancient Jinsha Site, famous for its gold relics from Shu society.
The Jinsha Site Museum was built to protect, study and display the archaeological findings of Jinsha, which were first discovered by archaeologists in February 2001. It contains a Relics Hall, Exhibition Hall, Cultural Heritage Protection Center and Ecological Garden.
The Thatched Cottage of Du Fu is a memorial place of the great poet. During his stay of nearly four years, he composed more than 240 poems reflecting upon the misery of the people. His poems exercise a deep and enduring influence on the development of Chinese literature and are regarded as some of the highest achievements of any Chinese poet.
Other famous attractions in the museum include the Tablet Pavilion, Fan'an Temple, three bamboo groves and a plum garden. The Tablet Pavilion, which was the original site of the old cottage, consists of nine rooms and bears a thatched roof.
After the museum tour, you can walk around Jiuyan Bridge to enjoy the beautiful night view of the city. The Jiuyan Bridge has a history of more than 400 years. Today its neighborhood has become a renowned nightlife area with many bars.