It is half an hour's driving from Chengdu to the museum. Not too many people. Sanxingdui Museum is composed of two major halls. The first one shows the potteries and some gold. The second one shows mainly the bronze. The bronze trees are displayed in the first hall at the end. My friend told me at the Terro-cotta army museum in Xi'an, there were only dirt statues of people and horses, the bronze tree is truely amazing. The giant mask looks like a copy made later, but there is a picture of unearthing it over 20 years ago.
Over half of our visit time were spent in the second hall, where we have seen the amazing golden mask on the bronze head. There are a lot of beautiful bronze heads in different sizes. They also have a big bronze bird head and a big bronze snake. And I believe I saw something like a steering wheel. I haven't visited too many museums but this is the best museum so far for me.
There is a teahouse and restaurant beside the museum. We sipped a little drink under the scorching sun and left. This visit takes about two to three hours.
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