Jinsha Deer Park
The ancient Shu people regarded the docile deer as sacred animals, and thus sacrificed antlers as offerings in ritual ceremonies to pay homage to gods. Vast antlers unearthed in Jinsha indicated their significance to these primitive landowners.
We want to create a harmonious environment where visitors can experience the peaceful life the ancients ever lived.
Chinese Cultural Heritage Memorial Sculpture
Located beside the main passage from the South Gate to the Exhibition Hall of Jinsha Site Museum, the Chinese Cultural Heritage Memorial Sculpture covers an area of about 500 square meters.
The Chinese Cultural Heritage Memorial Sculpture originates from the Sun and Immortal Birds Gold Ornament unearthed from the Jinsha Site. With an outer diameter of only 12.5 centimeters, the gold ornament has a delicate shape representing the brilliant achievements of China’s gold crafts during the Shang (c.1600-1046 BC) and Zhou (1046-221 BC) dynasties.
On August 16, 2005, the Sun and Immortal Birds Gold Ornament was selected as the symbol of Chinese cultural heritage. On October 17, 2005, a Shu-style (Sichuan-style) embroidery product of the Sun and Immortal Birds Gold Ornament returned to earth after flying in space with Shenzhou-VI Spacecraft. On December 18, 2005, the permanent memorial sculpture was unveiled at the Jinsha Site Museum. In December 2011, the Sun and Immortal Birds Gold Ornament was identified as the core pattern of the urban image logos of Chengdu.
The Ebony Wood
Located in the Southeast corner of the Jinsha Site Museum, the Ebony Wood is a featured scenic spot making use of more than 60 ebony trees unearthed in the Jinsha Site and Chengdu area. It is a unique sight in China.
Ebony Trees, also known as Yinchen Trees (buried trees), refer to various precious ancient trees buried under ancient river beds for thousands of years. After long-term physical, chemical, and other reaction processes, they have been given textures resembling but not the same with stones or trees. With hard and fine wooden textures and clear veins, they are highly precious. Raven-black from its surface to its core, this tree variety is called ‘an ebony tree” by the Sichuan people. Mainly excavated from the Sichuan Basin, the ebony trees are one of the most precious resources in Sichuan. A Carbon-14 test reveals the ebony trees have a history of over 3,000 to 10,000 years. The site of the sacrifice area of the Jinsha Site Museum was originally called a“the Ebony Tuo,” meaning the place where ebony trees were unearthed. Plenty of ebony trees were excavated in the eastern part of the sacrifice area of the Jinsha Site.
Not all ancient trees can be converted into ebony trees. Ebony trees are usually formed from trees with aromatic or bactericidal features, such as phoebe zhennan, toona sinensis, and camphor. As the organic matter has been decomposed, an ebony tree does not deform or have insects. As a result, it is precious. As the saying goes, “Ten thousand taels of gold at home is not as good as having a cubic meter of ebony trees.” Found near the Jinsha Site and the Chengdu Plain are a large number of ebony trees, which are all living “fossils”, fully showing the good ecological environment of the Chengdu Plain in ancient times while reflecting the evolutionary process of climates in Sichuan.
The Jade Road
More than 2,000 jade wares have been unearthed from the Jinsha Site. Most of these jade wares are made from local materials. In terms of production, most of them were made with a variety of skills. Finely carved, they are full of distinct regional features, which highlight the firmness, fineness, and natural beauty of jade wares to the highesr extent.
Jades are the beautiful ones among stones. It was in a land of thistles and thorns that our ancestors picked and transported jade stones from the remote mountains, leaving us many exquisite works. Walking on this Jade Road, we can still feel the hardships of the ancient people trekking on this road.
Covering an area of about 1,000 square meters, the Road of Jade and Stones consists of large-scale jade stones and some small pebbles. It is a favorite paradise for children.
West Mountain Waterscape Plaza
The plaza has a beautiful landscape surrounded by chirping birds, lush greens, trickling brooks, and exuberant flowers.