三星堆博物馆


The "Three Stars Pile" museum is on the top of “50 places in China a foreigner should go list”. It is 40 kilometers from Chengdu and located close to the Chinese historical site of the Guanghan city. The museum opened in October, 1997. It has two exhibition halls and other services.

The museum has collections of Chinese artifacts made of bronze, jade, gold, bone, and china from the Shang Dyansty, the second hereditary dynasty in China. The Shang Dynasty lasted almost six hundred years. Bronze objects are widely used by people and the government during that time. Shang craftsmen also acquired the skill of inlaying and carving and they were able to make beautiful decoration on jade. The oldest artifact dates back almost 4000 years ago (1700 B.C.) It has not only historical value but also scientific value to human kind. Exhibits include a 2.62 bronze male statue, a 1.38 meter long bronze mask, a 3.96 meter tall bronze tree, and a golden staff.

 

Chengdu is also famous for it's pandas- many of the world's panda bears come from this region, and several areas are set aside for tours and visits. The Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center is definitely the place to go for information on pandas.

Baogang Temple and Wenshu Monastery are also Chengdu landmarks.