Dinosaur Museum in Zigong
Established in the noted site of dinosaur fossils, Da Shanpu, Dinosaur Museum in Zigong is about 11 kilometers (about 7 miles) from the center of Zigong City. It covers 25,000 square meters (about 17 acres), which makes it the biggest in southeast China. It enjoys the same excellent reputation as the American National and Canadian Dinosaur Parks, presently affording a large-scale preserved dinosaur fossil burial site.
The museum holds affiliated buildings, a green belt and halls which include a fossil burial hall, central hall, conference room, dinosaur ecological environment hall, and so on. Since the opening in 1987, the Dinosaur Museum has enjoyed a top reputation with its unique architectural style, magnificent burial site, life-like exhibits and elegant environment. With two floors and a basement, the huge rock cave-like museum exhibits dinosaur fossils, dinosaur site, plants and animals in the age of dinosaur, and rare species of dinosaurs.
The contents of the Dinosaur Museum can be categorized into three parts.
Introduction to Dinosaurs
The first part concentrates on the evolution of dinosaurs and species, from which we have gained a general understanding of this ancient giant.
The second part of the Dinosaur Museum houses many dinosaur fossils exhibited in the tall and spacious shelf hall, including a couple of whole dinosaur skeleton fossils, the most striking of which is the Tianfuensis. It has an imposing body and long tail, about 20 meters (about 66 feet) long, dwarfing other dinosaurs beside it. Other fossils are of animals that lived on meat or plants, as well as those that could swim or fly.
The Burial Site of Dinosaurs
The third part - the burial site of dinosaurs - is the excavation that holds numerous ancient vertebrate animal fossils, mainly those of dinosaurs who lived about 160 million years ago. The site is regarded as the epitome of dinosaur tombs.
Passing through the Dinosaur Museum, you will enjoy its mysterious ambience taking you to the world of more than 100 million years ago.
Tips: The two-star Tanmu Lin Hotel with its ancient style and the three-star San Wan Hotel in the center of Zigong City are convenient. Trains connect Zigong City with Chengdu or Chongqing via Neijiang. Souvenir specialties include Zhu Si Tuan Shan (bamboo fans) and Zigong paper-cuts.
How to get to Zigong Dinosaur Museum from Chengdu
2. Take a bus from North Gate Bus Station, Chengdu Bus Station, or Airport Bus Station to Zigong first. Then, take Bus 35 to the museum.
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|Entrance Fee||CNY 40 for adults; |
Free of charge for children below 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).
|Opening Hours||08:30-17:30 (Stop selling ticket at 17:00)|
Is there a secure place to store bags at the museum? If I go there directly as part of a longer trip, I do not want to carry my luggage around the museum.
Thank you. Russell.
You would take the train to Zigong, so you are advised to live in the hotel near the CD Railway Station, located at North section of Er'huan Road, Jinniu District. Jiali Hotel is recommended to you, which is near the railway station and much comfortable and cheap. Its starting price is about CNY120. Its location is No.355 North section of Er'huan Road, Jinniu District.
The Chinese name of the railway station is 成都火车站. If you cannot find it, you can show it to the taxi driver.
2. Could I catch a bus from museum back to Chengdu directly ??
3. Is there any best way to go there ? Like bus from Leshan or others way ?
Thank you so much
2. No, you need to take bus line 306 to the Zigong Bus Station and then take a bus to Chengdu. The departure time is from 7:00 to 19:30 with an interval about 40 minutes.
3. There is no direct bus from Leshan to the museum. But some buses are operate between Leshan Bus Station and zigong Bus Station.
Price and duration of jurney?
What is the stations name and where is it located in the city east/west/north/south?
The museum is about 9km from the city center, so I think it takes about a half an hour to reach the museum.