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Address: Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
Phone Number: 0813-5801235,0813-5802095,0813-5801234
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From Chengdu it is a 3 hour bus ride to Zigong. It cost 42 RMB for an adult. There was enough to see for 2 hours. The site used to be a quarry where they discovered dinosaur... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Museum actually incorporates part of the Dinosaurs burial grounds (many exhibits are still partially uncovered) discovered during archaeological digs years ago and left in its natural surrounding earth. Many complete assembled dinosaurs bones on display and fossils from the Jurassic and earlier periods here. Prearrange your transport to and from this museum as it is quite a remote area.... More 

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Chengdu, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

From Chengdu it is a 3 hour bus ride to Zigong. It cost 42 RMB for an adult. There was enough to see for 2 hours. The site used to be a quarry where they discovered dinosaur fossils. The fossils are the real thing and from a wide variety of species. There are also fossils embedded in the actual rock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited zigong dinosaur museum in early june 2015. Both having a history of being huge "dino-nerds" when we were young, we were excited (to say the least) finally arriving at one of the major dinosaur sites in the world. We took bus 35 from town to get there, note that the stop is about 500m from... More 

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Draper, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Coming from Utah, I've seen quite a few dinosaur exhibits, but this museum has some incredible specimens in the "Treasure Hall" - phenomenally preserved skulls of Yangchuanosaurus hepingensis, a carnivorous dinosaur, and Huayangosaurus taibaii, a stegosaur, as well as an exquisite Confuciusornis, a primitive bird. (The story of these birds is so amazing, it's a shame there is not more... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We really liked the dinosaur museum. It was really what you'd expect, but we liked that they created little dioramas of what the dinosaur skeletons were doing with titles. They had the main room of skeletons, a dig site with video (in Chinese and English) about how they think the dinosaurs came to be there, a room of fossils, a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The compound of the museum is large but the museum expo building is just around 5-10% of the entire museum. Some fossils on display, complete set, well preserved. A small area of the real artefacts on the ground. Informative, a small TV telling the story of the dinosaur living here long long time ago. Getting here from the city center... More 

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Motzkin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have seen dinosaurs museums before, even in famous places in the world. This location was special for me, because I could see the actual terrain they were found at, with some authentic fossils. The small museum with the skeletons restoration was also nice. It was so interesting for me so I did not notice that the group I was... More 

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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit! The exhibits are very well set out and there is good information - most of it in English as well as Chinese. The guide was excellent and really knew what she was talking about. The fossil burial site is spectacular. Leave yourself plenty of time to explore and learn from this exceptional display... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Get bus 35 to the station. Head out other side. Turn right, walk 300m and you are at an extraordinary museum. Despite its brilliance, 2 hours is sufficient.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lots of fossils and complete life-sized skeletons of the entire dinosaur. We wish there were more dinosaurs... but aside from that, it was great.

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