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Pingxiang Museum
萍乡博物馆

Address: 376 Binghe East Road, Anyuan district, Pingxiang city, Jiangxi province
Opening hours:
9 am - 5 pm (Summer, last entry at 4:30 pm)
9 am - 4:30 pm (Winter, last entry at 4 pm)
Closed Mondays (Except for national holidays)
General admission: Free (Valid ID certificates required for entry)
Tel: (+86-799) 6832694
The museum sets a daily visitor capacity of 3,000. Tickets are available everyday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Overview of the Pingxiang Museum in East China's Jiangxi province [Photo/pxmuseum.com]

Pingxiang Museum showcases the cultural and natural heritage, as well as the history, of Pingxiang, a city in western Jiangxi province and a crucial member of the city groups on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. Of the 4,500-plus pieces in its permanent collection, natural specimens takes up more than 10 percent, and include 248 fossilized dinosaur eggs dating to the late Cretaceous Period and a giant lingzhi fungus that has been defined as "rarely seen in the world and the largest one in Asia".

Fossilized dinosaur eggs dating to the late Cretaceous Period from the permanent collection of the Pingxiang Museum. [Photo/pxmuseum.com]

Pingxiang is one of China's most significant places for dinosaur egg fossil deposits, and has an abundant supply. The 248 dinosaur eggs were discovered between 2002 and 2014 from beds dating to the Cretaceous Period in the local Pingxiang area. In 2008, dinosaur bone fossils were excavated at the same geographical area and from the same geologic horizon.

The giant lingzhi fungus fossil from the permanent collection of the Pingxiang Museum [Photo/pxmuseum.com]

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021

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