Ancient Shu Culture Tour

The Shu culture is the ancient civilization that has its origins in Sichuan, spanning from the earliest times to the early Spring and Autumn Period. Though distinct from the Centra... >>

Day1    Ancient Shu Culture One-day Tour: Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage-Jinsha Site Museum-Sichuan Museum

Dufu’s Thatched Cottage

This was the house where the great Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu lived when he traveled to Chengdu. It’s the largest, best-preserved and best-known residence of Du Fu and it is quite unique.

It is located at the bank of Huanhua Brook in western Chengdu. In the winter of 759 AD, Du Fu entered Sichuan with his family, and with the help of his friends to take refuge from An-Shi Disturbances, built a thatched cottage on the bank of beautiful Huanhua Brook in the western suburb of Chengdu with the help of his friends, namely the famous "Chengdu Thatched Cottage". Du Fu lived here for nearly 4 years, and more than 240 of the poems he created in this period are passed down. The thatched cottage where Du Fu lived no longer exists and the Du Fu Thatched Cottage was built by later generation for memorializing Du Fu. Along the way from the front door, there are Main Office, Epic Hall, Wattle Door and Gongbu Ancestral Temple, among which, Main Office and Wattle Door are the original structures of the thatched cottage mentioned in the poems created by Du Fu. In the Epic Hall, a standing sculpture of Du Fu is placed at the center and couplets and tablets inscribed by celebrities of past dynasties are displayed, and in Gongbu Ancestral Temple, a portrayal of Du Fu is consecrated.


28 Caotang Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu
Jinsha Site Museum

 Covering approximately 35,000 square meters of floor space, the Jinsha Site Museum was established specifically for the protection and exhibition of and research into the Jinsha site and unearthed cultural relics. The Museum has a collection of unearthed precious gold, jade and ancient ivory products rarely seen in other domestic cultural relics collections.

Jinsha Site Museum is a theme park museum built to protect, study and display Jinsha Site and cultural relics. With overall floorage of about 35,000 sq.m, the Museum consists of Relics Hall, Exhibition Hall, Cultural Heritage Protection Center and Ecological Garden. The Golden Sun Bird unearthed in 2001 was officially identified as the sign of Chinese Cultural Heritage. There are various preciousness golden wares, jade wares and bronze wares unearthed in Jinsha Site, as well as ancient ivories and ivory objects rare to see in domestic relics world in the museum. The age is approximately from the late Shang Dynasty to the early Spring and Autumn Period with the most prosperous period from the late Shang Dynasty to the middle Western Zhou period, when Jinsha was then the location for the capital of ancient Shu. The Jinsha Site, Prehistoric Walled Settlements in the Chengdu Plain, Sanxingdui Site and Warring States Boat-coffin Burial Site, constitute the four different stages for civilization evolution of ancient Shu.


2 Jinshayizhi Road, Chengdu

Sichuan Museum

Established in March 1941, the Sichuan Museum is a major collector and exhibitor of the province’s cultural relics, having some 30,000 items in its collection. Among these, the most characteristic include Ba-Shu bronze ware, the paintings of Zhang Daqian, portrait bricks and pottery figures from the Han Dynasty.

251 Huanhua Nanlu, Qingyang District, Chengdu

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