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Top Recommended Museums in Sichuan

Museums are usually great places to learn about a city’s culture, history and facts. The ancient relics, artifacts, historical documents make it easy and clear for you to get brief, correct, interesting and knowledgeable information. There are hundreds of different museum with different themes in the “Abundant Land” Sichuan.

Museum visiting is much recommended for students as the rare chance to learn deep about Sichuan out of book, and discover something educational, incredible and useful. Following are some greatest museums in Sichuan

TOP 1: Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum

Situated in Guanghan city 38 km north from Chengdu, Sanxingdui Museum (Three-star Piles Museum) is world-renown for more than 4000 relics unearthed in 1929 from Sanxingdui Site that was the ancient capital 3000-5000 years ago. Honored as the “Origin of Yangtze Civilization”, Sanxingdui Museum is listed as one of the “Top 50 Appealing Attractions in China for Foreign People”.

Type: Historical Site Museum, National Archaeological Site Part, National 4A Scenic Spot.

Best Seasons: All year round

Recommended Visiting Time: 2 hours

Opening Hours: 8:30-17:00

Tickets: RMB 80/person; RMB 82/person (postpaid)

Address: South Bank of Qian River (usually called Yazi River), Guanghan City, Sichuan.

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TOP 2: Jinsha Site Museum

Located in Chengdu, Jinsha Site Museum is built on the original location of Jinsha Site that is found in 2001 and the first important archaeological discovery found in early 21 century in China. Plentiful unearthed relics of gold, jade, bronze, stone, ivory are exhibiting in 5 halls to show the historical culture of Chinese ancestors in ancient Shu Kingdom about 2900-3200 years ago.

Type: Historical Site Museum, National First-Class Museum, National Archaeological Site Part, National 4A Scenic Spot.

Best Seasons: All Seasons

Recommended Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

Opening Hours: 8:00-18:00

Tickets: RMB 80/person; sales time: 8:00-17:30

Address: No.2, Jinsha Site Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu.

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TOP 3: Sichuan Provincial Museum

Sichuan Museum, a first-class national museum, stores about 3 million pieces of historical relics about ancient Sichuan, bronze wares, paintings of Zhang Daqian, ceramics, potteries, etc.

Type: Comprehensive Museum, historical & Cultural site

Best Seasons: All Seasons

Recommended Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00, Friday – Sunday

Tickets: Free

Address: No. 251, South Huanhua Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu.

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TOP 4: Chengdu Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum

Chengdu Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum, also called Shu Brocade Institution, is the only professional place in China to show all the processes of Shu brocade hand-weaving and the history and the culture of Shu brocade and embroidery.

Type: Museum for brocade and embroidery

Best Seasons: All seasons

Recommended Visiting Time: 1-2 hours

Opening Hours: 1-2 hours

Tickets: Free

Address: No. 2 Caotang Eastern Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu, China

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TOP 5: Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Chengdu Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum, also called Shu Brocade Institution, is the only professional place in China to show all the processes of Shu brocade hand-weaving and the history and the culture of Shu brocade and embroidery.

Sichuan Cuisine Museum is the first museum to display a regional cooking culture in the world where you can learn Sichuan cuisine culture by viewing antiques and relics and using utensil, as well as cook the typical Sichuan dishes on your own to satisfy your taste buds. It will be great fun to play with Chuancais.

Type: Specialty Museums

Best Seasons: All year round

Popular Activities: Cooking Class to make Sichuan Cuisine

Recommended Visiting Time: about half day

Opening Hours: 09:00~21:00

Address: No.8 Ronghua North Street, Gucheng Village, Pixian County, Chengdu

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