This popular museum is a rare blend of modern Chinese civilization and old-world Shu State history, known for its “three mosts” distinction. Opened in 2006, the Jinsha Site Museum is recognized as holding the most ancient ivory; unearthing the most gold artifacts and uncovering the most jade during the Bronze Age. It is home to a Relics Hall, Exhibition Hall, Cultural Heritage Protection Center and an Ecological Garden. Travelers are drawn to the museum’s rich history, well-kept gardens and impressive collection of lifelike, hand-carved stone figures. Visitors can wander the grounds and take in scenes from daily life dating back some 3,000 years in the famous exhibition hall, then catch a colorful performance at the Cultural Heritage Protection Center.
The museum is open daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tickets cost 80 CNY for adults and sales stop at 5:30 p.m. The museum is accessible via the 306 Bus from Shuangliu Airport, which transfers to the 5 or the 111. The 52 bus from North Train Station also offers trips to Jinsha Site Museum, though travelers must transfer to the 7. The 5, 81 and 7 buses, which start from Chengdu City center travel directly to the museum.