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Sanxingdui National Archaeological Site Park

Updated: Jun 7, 2021 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Sanxingdui National Archeological Site Park
四川三星堆国家考古遗址公园

Address: 133 Xiangxin Road, Guanghan city, Deyang city, Sichuan province
Hours: 8:30 am-6:30 pm
General admission: 5 yuan ($0.77)
Tel: (+86-838)5651526

Sacrificial pits at the Sanxingdui site in Guanghan are covered with a steel structure to ensure protection of the archaeological site. [Photo Provided by Sichuan Provincial Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute]

Located along the Yazi River of Guanghan city, Sichuan province, the Sanxingdui Site is a ruins group of the Bronze Age that is centered on an ancient city and embraced by dwellings, tombs and other small and medium-sized sites. It covers an area of more than 12 square kilometers and is believed to be the highest level and oldest ancient Shu culture center. It is considered the grandest capital city site of southwestern China during the Xia and Shang dynasties (c.21st century-11th century BC).

Famed as one of the most significant archeological discoveries in the 20th century, its unearthed cultural relics feature unique aesthetic value and mysterious connotations, such as glorious bronze wares in fantastic designs.

The three major parts included in the park are the sites of the west city wall, the moon bay city wall, the moat, sacrificial pits, an archeological working station and the Sanxingdui Museum. In addition, visitors can also gain a good understanding of the ancient Shu and Sanxingdui culture by appreciating the cultural relic exhibition.

Bronze mask preserved in the Sanxingdui Museum [Photo/cfp.cn]
Sanxingdui Museum [Photo/Official WeChat account of the Sanxingdui Museum]

 

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