Print E-mail, June 26, 2014

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Sanxingdui is located 4 km northeast of Nanxing Town, Guanghan County, Sichuan Province. This archaeological site was found in 1980. Sanxingdui Archaeological Site displays Baodun Culture from Ancient Shu and Jinsha Cultures, the earliest cultures recorded in the history of China. This vividly showing historical site of 3,000 to 5,000 years ago covers an area of 12 square kilometers. Sanxingdui Museum is situated in the northeastern part of Sanxingdui Site and is 40 kilometers to the north of Chengdu and 26 kilometers to the south of Deyang. Sanxingdui Museum is a modern theme museum with an exhibition space of 12,000 square meters. It consists of two pavilions: first one is the comprehensive pavilion and the second one is the bronze pavilion. Comprehensive pavilion includes various kinds of gold, bronze, jade, stone and pottery artifacts. Sanxingdui has many precious bronze and gold artifacts which include the world's oldest life-size standing human statue of 260 cm of height, the world's oldest gold cane of 142 cm, and a bronze tree with birds, flowers, and ornaments.

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