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Zigong Dinosaur Museum

Zigong Dinosaur Museum

 Located in Dashanpu Area in Zigong, the Zigong Dinosaur Museum is another specialized museum after the Banpo Neolithic Village and the Emperor Qin Shihuang's Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, China, anf the first dinosaur museum in China. The museum is a weird-shaped structure, with an area of 2,500 sq m. 

 Looking at it from a distance, widitors will fid the museum is just like a pile of natural sandstones in various sizes. The exterior wall was covered with the imitated-stone ceramic tiles in dark yellow color, showing the  ancient, unadorned and rough characteristics of the pre-history era. At the entrance of the museum stands a cave, where a stone screen is inscribed with eight gilded Chinese characters written by Zhang Aiping, meaning: "The dinosaur cave is a marvel in the world." The museum has two atories: One is on the ground; and the other is underground, mianly consisting of the Preface Hall, Exhibition Hall of Precious Artifacts, Exhibition Hall of Construction History and Pre-history World. Tourists can understand the life, evolution and excavation of dinosaurs in Zigong through the fossils and pictures in the museum. 

Website : http://www.zdm.cn

Zigong Salt History Museum

Zigong Salt History Museum

 Zigong is in souther Sichuan Basin, 200 kilometers north of Chengdu. It has been known as China's Capital of Salt, and is still the largest salt production center in China.