Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan

Why is Sanxingdui Museum So Special?

The Sanxingdui finds are exciting, but they remain enigmatic. No texts have been found, nor is there any mention of this culture in the records of other countries. Analysis of lead and other elements in the bronzes indicates sources similar to those of other cultures along the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. At this point, however, the unique culture that produced these artifacts remains a mystery.

Where is Sanxingdui Museum?

Situated in the northeast of the state-protected Sanxingdui Site by the bank of the Yazi River in Guanghan, a city famed for its long history and splendid culture, Sanxingdui Museum is a modern theme museum which is 40 kilometers to the north of Chengdu.

How to Get to Sanxingdui Museum?

Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)

If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Sanxingdui Museum with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel

For independent travelers you can 

Take bus no. 1, 49, 53, 71, 83, 85, 87, 90, 150, 156b, 245 or 530 to Zhaojuesi (Zhaojue Temple) Station. Then, take regular bus from Zhao Jue Si Bus Station to Guanghan City. It takes around 30 to 40 minutes. After arrival, take Guanghan Bus 6 to Sanxingdui Bowuguan (Sanxingdui Museum); or take Guanghan Bus 10 to Sanxingdui.

Main Attractions in Sanxingdui Museum

Bronzes Gallery

In Bronze Gallery, many ancient bronze relics can be found. Including the famous Bronze Standing Figure, Bronze Animal Face, Bronze Human Head and other bronze artifacts that have amazed scholars by their craftsmanship and unique styles. Visitors will be amazed at the design and size of the bronze artifacts, and appreciate the technological and artistic achievements of the civilization

Gallery One

Gallery one represents an arc-sloped ecological building, emphasizing the theme that human world and nature are in perfect harmony.  In gallery one comprehensively displays gold, bronze, jade and pottery artifacts and great achievement in every aspect. 

Gallery Two

Gallery two is spiral architecture, symbolizing both Three-star Mounds and the course of human history development. Through the cultural symbolic building, they implicitly convey rich connotation and profound historical deposits of Sanxingdui culture and also reflect the eternal theme of man and society as well as man and nature. In gallery two —specialized bronze gallery, through successively combination of scenes introduce group of bronze images and mysterious sculptures.

Useful Travel Tips

  1. Children shorter than 1.2m (including 1.2m) can visit the gallery and garden free of charge.  
  2. If you need a museum guide, please employ one at the reception desk in Gallery One.

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Edited by Emily Wang/王海玲