Jinsha Deer Park
A large number of deer horns unearthed at Jinsha site vividly witnessed the florishment of ancient Shu civilization. The scenes of these adorable deer chasing each other and romping give us a glimpse of the ancient environment.
Memorial Statue of China Cultural Heritage
It covers 500 square meters and is located between the South Entrance and the main passage to the exhibition hall, which is the only route of visiting from the south to north entrance.
This sculpture originates from the Sun and Immortal Bird gold ornament unearthed in Jinsha site. The ornament, with the outer diameter of 12.5cm, represents the highest-most standard of gold-ware-crafting in Shang and Zhou Dynasty of China, thanks to its profound implication, exquisite design, and artistic representation. The pattern reflects Chinese people’s love for brightness and harmonious life, spirit of unification and the Chinese government’s strong responsibility for heritage protection.
On August 16th, 2005, Sun and Immortal Bird gold ornament was selected as the symbol of Chinese Cultural Heritage. On October 17th, 2005, its embroidery was placed on the No.6 Shenzhou spaceship flying in the outer space and back to the earth. On December 18th, 2005, the permanent memorial sculpture was unveiled in Jinsha Site Museum. In December, 2011, the pattern of sun and immortal bird was chosen to be the core design on the Logo of Chengdu Image.
This sculpture is amplified by 30 times of the original cultural relic. Usually, the tourists would like to take photos for souvenir, and also the important place to hold crucial activities.
It is located in the southeast of the museum.
Ebony woods（wumu）is a term used for buried wood or carbonized wood. They are formed thousands of years, or even more than 10，000 years, through carbonization under certain natural condition after being buried beneath on ancient water course due to lithosphere movement. Not all ancient trees turn into wumu. Normally, this process only happens to those tree species with fragrances or sterilizing qualities such as nanmu （phoebeborunei）, Chinese toon and camphor a veneer, etc．
wumu have mainly been excavated in Sichuan Basin，and they represent one of the major treasure of Sichuan province. According to 14C data，the age of most wumu is 3000—10,000 years ago. The location of the Jinsha site sacrifice area has the name “wumutuo（ebony wood river bay）”, referring to it as origin of wumu. This is supported by the large amount of wumu unearthed along the east site of the sacrificial area. The ebony wood at this location include over 60 specimens，showing the flourishing eco-environment of ancient Sichuan and the process of environmental change. Due to the diverse and attractive natural shapes of wumu in addition to its permanent color and resistance to worms and other decaying factors，it is an ideal material for making artwork.
Numerous types of jade objects unearthed at the Jinsha site vary enormously in color and shape, representing the excellence of handcrafts in this region. So far, more than 2000 jade wares have been unearthed in Jinsha.
There is an ancient saying that the beautiful stone is Jade. The ancestors mined and transported raw materials of jade through the thistles and thorns on the high mountains, and left us a large amount of exquisite art works.
This jade road has numerous cobblestones that cover 1000 square meters. Stepping on the jade road, we can even feel the hard jade-seeking work done by our ancestors.
West Mountain Waterscape Plaza
The Waterscape Plaza is located in the west of the park and is covered by 20 tons of rice-colored sands, creating the romantic atmosphere. It is close to the ecological landscape west mountain, which is 12 meters high and decorated by various flowers and trees that serve the background of waterscape plaza. Particularly, there are 5 channels with flowing water and beautiful stones, altogether making a graceful scene for the tourists.
Waterscape plaza is a place for large-scale activities, such as the Sha Baoliang’s Concerts and the Second International Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival, Sun Festival of Jinsha in Chengdu etc. During various Sun Festival sessions, the plaza served great platform for circus performance, children’s playground, art performance, and so forth.