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Guanghan

Guanghan city, a famous historical and cultural city of Sichuan province, is 17 km away from Deyang city to the north, and 23 km away from Chengdu to the south. It is, known as the "Pearl of western Sichuan" and "little Hong Kong". The city covers an area of 538 square kilometers, and has a total population of more than 60 million. Guanghan is located on Longquan Mountain in the northeast of the Chengdu Plain Longquan Mountains, and tilts from the northwest to the southeast. The land is flatas well as fertile, generally 450-450 meters above sea level. Guanghan lies in the zone of humid subtropical climate, which is mild in climate and distinct in four seasons.

Guanghan is a state-level tourist city with abundant tourism resources and historic sites. One of the famous national key cultural relics protection unit "Sanxingdui Ruins of ancient culture" covers an area of 12 square kilometers, having a history between 3000 to 5000years, which is the largest, oldest ancient ruins found in the southwest region of China. Amongst the hoards of prize antiquities there are a variety of unique, grotesque bronzes, such as 2.62-meter-tall standing statue, 1.38-meter-wide bronze mask, 3.95-meter-high bronze tree, all of which stand out as treasures unparalleled. In addition, the gold ware represented by the gleaming gold scepter and jade ware such as the blades with heavy motif, turn out to be undeniable rare jewels never seen before.

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Sangxingdui Museum is a large and modern theme museum with an area of 33 hectares, 80% of which is covered by plants. It is famous for its cultural relics and architecture, regarded as one of the most prominent tourist attractions of Sichuan province and one of the 50 most worth-seeing places of China. The discovery of Sangxingdui proves that the upper reaches of the Yangtze and the Yellow River region are the cradles of the Chinese civilization.

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In addition to Sanxingdui Ruins, there are other famous cultural sites in Guanghan, for instance, the Dragon Temple of Ming Dynasty and Confucian Temple. The tourism of Guanghan in which Sangxingdui Ruins plays a leading role now develops rapidly, and to discover the ancient culture of Shu and the Three Kingdoms by integrating its tourism resources.