2019 Jinsha Sun Festival Past Events
  • Exhibition Time: 2019/02/03-2019/02/20
  • Opening Hours:8:00-22:00
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  • Tickets:Full price: 40 yuan; Half price: 20 yuan

As the Chinese New Year draws close, the annual Jinsha Sun Festival is going to be held in Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum soon. After the past several festivals focusing on world-cultural themes like ancient Rome and Egypt, and Pompeii, this year’s event will be constructed upon the Mayan civilization from Mesoamerica, with which Jinsha has formed an indissoluble bond. During the Sun Festival, visitors will be welcomed with festoon lights, various performances, themed exhibitions, beautiful garden landscapes, etc.


The origin: Similarities between ancient Shu and Maya

Though thousands of miles apart, the ancient Shu and Maya have many things in common. They both stood in awe of nature and conceived everything has having supernatural powers. Moreover, they both placed high significance on sacrificial ceremonies and offered countless sacred offerings to their ancestors and gods. They worshipped the sun and trees and had created exquisite artifacts in such themes.


Recently, Jinsha Site Museum has signed a MoU with researcher Mr. Jose Guadalupe Huchim Herrera from INAH (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia).He agreed with the above opinions and claimed, "I am astonished that there are so many similarities between the two faraway cultures. They are just like two parallel cultures. Jinsha site can be seen as a paradise for human history and culture. This year's Jinsha Sun Festival will focus on the similarities in universal views and religious beliefs between the two ancient cultures and will showcase their splendor in a variety of forms.


Serial Exhibition of World Civilizations

Special exhibition The Power of Nature: Ancient Maya Art from Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The ongoing special exhibition in Jinsha marks the first of its kind in Sichuan province, which presents 214 pieces/sets of ancient Mesoamerica artifacts from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The exhibits tell the stories of the universal views, religious beliefs, royal powers, arts, and societies of the ancient Mayan people. Since the opening ceremony, the exhibition has been widely popular among audiences from home and abroad.


Themed Latern-show

During the 2019 Jinsha Sun Festival, colorful festive lanterns decorate the entire park, including five large-scale ones with over 15 meters in height. Moreover, over 5000 strings of decorative lights hanging over the trees will illuminate the night sky of Jinsha.

The design of large-scale lanterns drew inspirations from ancient Maya and Shu cultures. For example, some depict Maya deities such as the god of sun and the maize god, while others feature Shu scenes such as fishing and sacrificial ceremonies. Moreover, many creative lights are presenting Mayan hieroglyphs and patterns engraved on Shu artifacts. Lastly, the pig-themed lights conveyed the best new year wishes to visitors for the Chinese New Year of the pig.  


Jinsha Flower Market

As the most popular place for photography during the festival, this year’s flower market constructs a beautiful landscape in the leitmotif of a Mexican garden. There you shall see cultural elements from the Maya world, natural sceneries along the Gulf of Mexico, and traditional handicraft of the Mexcian people.



Colorful Festive Lanterns

During the 2019 Jinsha Sun Festival, colorful festive lights decorate the entire park, including five large-scale ones with over 15 meters in height. Moreover

Jinsha Flower Market

As the most popular place for photography during the annual festival. this year’s flower market constructs a beautiful landscape in the leitmotif of a Mexican garden

Special Exhibition of Maya

The mysterious Maya civilization has been a magnet to the world since the mid-19th century, when the explorers discovered the magnificent Maya sites in southern Mexico and in the jungles of Guatemala. The majestic pyramids

Creative Cultural Products

There are a variety of creative cultural products for you to buy during the Jinsha Sun Festival such as pendants, booklets, digital products, etc. Never miss the opportunity!Where to buyThe underground and first floor of the Exhibition HallWhen to buyFeb 3rd to 20th

Wonderful Performances

The performance features dances, aerobatics, music, drama, and live interactions and is presented every morning, afternoon. and night until Feb. 20th.Schedule of all performancesMusic and Dance (Main Stage)Feb 3rd to Feb 20thMorning: 10:30-11:15 Afternoon: 15:30-16:30 Evening 19:30-21:00Sacrificial ceremony (the Sun and Immortal Birds Sculpture area)From Feb 5th to 11th and Feb 19th12:00-12:30Parade (Main road of the Park)Sacrificial ceremony (the Sun and Immortal Birds Sculpture area)From Feb 5th to 11th and Feb 19th17:30-18:00Performance in Jinsha Flower MarketFeb 4th to Feb 20th11:00—11:30,14:00—14:30,15:00—15:30,16:00—16:30*The above schedule is subject to change and should givepriority to live circumstances

Entry Information

Notification of 2019 Jinsha Sun Festival (Feb 3rd to 20th)I. Opening and Closing Time: 8:00 — 22:00(Ticketing Hour: 8:00 — 21:30)II. TicketFull Price: RMB 40 /person; Half Price: RMB 20/personTicket Exemptions and Discounts:(I) Exemption:1