Zigong: Dinosaur & Salt History Museums

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Overview
Explore Jurassic Park in China and Discover the History of Salt

During the Zigong Dinosaur & Salt History Museums tour, you will be able to explore the Jurassic Park of China and discover the history of Salt in Zigong. Zigong is a amazing and beautiful city known as the hometown of dinosaurs and capital of salt.  Zigong Dinosaur Museum enjoys the same great reputation as the American National and Canadian Dinosaur Parks; and you will be able to learn the history of salt at the beautiful Zigong Salt Industry Museum. What’s more, the delicious local food has always been an important part of the world-famous Sichuan cuisine, and the unusual riverside tea houses of Zigong are considered by many as the best of China.

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Day 1Chengdu - Zigong

In the morning your guide and driver from Sichuan Adventure will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Zigong, which is 180 km (about 112 miles) away from Chengdu, and will take about 2.5 hours on the way.

You’ll first visit Zigong’s Jurassic Park, the renowned “Oriental Dragon Palace”–Zigong Dinosaur Museum when arriving. The museum sits on top of a large concentration of a diverse dinosaur assemblage. It claims the largest number of dinosaur fossils in the world and covers 25,000 square meters with a display area of 3,600 square meters. The museum exhibits fossils of dinosaurs that have been excavated. This is China’s first museum located at the actual burial site of dinosaurs. You will absolutely learn a lot about the dinosaurs at this great museum.

In the afternoon visit Zigong’s Salt History Museum. You will learn a lot about the history of the salt production in China as well as the beautiful traditional Chinese architecture at this museum. If there is still enough time after your visit of the museum, you may take a walk around and maybe enjoy a cup of tea at a local teahouse.

Drive back to Chengdu after finishing your visit.

Price

Price of the trip:

1 person: USD 345

2-5 people: USD 199 per person

6-10 people: USD 116 per person

Over 10 people: USD 99 per person

The quote include:

  • Transportation: a comfortable car or bus and excellent driver’s service for the trip, and petrol fees, highway fees and parking fees of the car.
  • Entrance ticket of Zigong Dinosaur Museum and Salt History Museum.
  • English-speaking guide service.
  • Your lunch.

The quote DOES NOT include:

  • Your personal expenses, such as if you buy souvenirs.
  • Tips to the guide and driver if you are very satisfied with their service.