Zigong

Zigong

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Zigong

Introduction: Introduction Zigong, located in the south of Sichuan basins, the riverside of Fuxi brook in t..

Tickets:Zigong fee and opening hour Dinosaur Museum:40yuan, Giant Buddha: 8yuan, Zigong Salt History M..

Travel Tips:Tips 1.The elevation in the plateau area of the northwest of Sichuan is high, so the temperat..

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Zigong Introduction

Introduction
Zigong, located in the south of Sichuan basins, the riverside of Fuxi brook in the upriver of Yangtze River, is o­ne of the earliest presidia and key industrial cities in Sichuan. And it is known as a resplendent pearl in the land of abundance.
Zigong Dinosaur Museum is o­ne of the three biggest dinosaur museums in the world built o­n the site of a group of dinosaur fossils. The museum stores nearly all species of dinosaurs living in Jurassic.
Well salt, dinosaur, and color lanterns are the highlights of the city. They are the records of Zigong's time-honored history.Zigong Salt History Museum and China Color Lantern Museum, together with the Dinosaur Museum, are the most characteristic museums in Zigong. In addition, Shuangxi Landscape and Feilongxia Scenic Area are excellent attractions for appreciating the natural beauty of Zigong.
Yibin mainly belongs to subtropical humid monsoon climate. Heat is plentiful. Non-frost period is 347 days. The annual average air temperature is 17.9℃. The best travel seasons are from May to September.

Zigong Features

Highlight
Zigong is known as ‘Salt City’ for its rich in well salt. The well salt industry in this area came forth in the East Han dynasty, became famous in the Tang and Song dynasty and grew to the peak in the period between the end of Qing dynasty and the beginning of Min Period. During the past 2000 years, in the name of salt Zigong has been growing from a town to county and finally became a city. Since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, it has developed into a medium-sized industrial city with salt-making, chemical and machinery industry as the leading industries. Besides salt-making, the city varies in industries including food-making, construction material supply, light textile, metallurgy and electricity etc.
With glamorous culture and history Zigong is a rich land fostering more talents. The long history, as well as the abundant historic remains of human culture and nature, contributes to the unique tourism resources. Known as ‘Aged Salt City’ ‘the Home of Dinosaurs’ and ‘Lantern City in South China’, Zigong has a high reputation for dinosaur fossils, well salt and Three Feats o­n lantern making, both abroad and at home. The history and culture based o­n well salt are splendid. There are 88 units of the State Protected Culture Relics in this city. The famous locale of Dashanpu dinosaur fossil has been built into o­ne of the three Dinosaur Museums in the world, which is called Zigong Dinosaurs Museum. The traditional lantern fair in Zigong enjoys international fame with unique feature in the Colored Lantern Museum.
The handicrafts named ‘small three feats’ of Zigong are Gong fan, paper-cutting and linet staining handicrafts. There are giant plant fossils (the silicified wood), the first salt well, the giant Buddha of Rong County, which is the largest Buddha Sitting stone image in China, and the Fushun Wen Temple, which is the first Wen Temple of Sichuan in Zigong. Chuan Opera and circus of Zigong are two amazing flowers blooming so many times; the works and performance of Chuan Opera are famous throughout China. The provincial native products are famous for “Three beeves” (burst tender beef, yak beef, Hong bean fried jerked beef); “Three fragrance” (Longyu fragrant flower tea, Longyu fragrant grapefruit, Salt City fragrant chili sauce); “three Xiu” (vegetable with fixing dishes, fresh Datou dishes, Niufo turnip Dragon dishes). They are well-known and highly commended in China.
These “Three” are created by the diligent work of Zigong people. The giant Buddha of Rong County has come in third of the world, which is the striking proof of this. The creator of the giant Buddha is the people o­n the history. The people created history and Zigong.We can find the older generation of revolutionist and educator Yuzhang Wu, o­ne of the six gentlemen in the ‘Wuxu Political Reform’ named Guangdi Liu, the famous scholar and poet Zhaoxi, the famous Chuan Opera writer Minglun Wei and the famous composer Xiren Wang who have grown up o­n this land.

Zigong Tickets

Zigong fee and opening hour
Dinosaur Museum:40yuan, Giant Buddha: 8yuan, Zigong Salt History Museum: 20yuan, Fushun wen temple: 2 yuan, Ancient salt well: 20 yuan, Shaluogu: 37 yuan
Opening hour: unknown

Zigong Transporation

Traffic
The highway line in Zigong City is 1756.25 kilometers, 54.32 kilometers is expressway. Zigong is the intersection point of Chuanyun Mid-Road, Neie Road, 207 Provincial Road, 305 Provincial Road, etc. The expressways meet Chengyu Expressway in the north, and Yibin –the southern Sichuan military town- in the south. The high-grade highways meet Leshan and Weiyuan. It’s very convenient to take buses to Longchang and Luzhou directly. There are trains to Chengdu, Chongqing, and Yibin as Neikun Railroad goes across the city.

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