Zigong (自贡) is a city in East Sichuan.
From Chengdu Chinese:城北客运中心 Pinyin:Cheng Bei Ke Yun Zhong Xin English:Transportation Center of Northern City
Distance:218km (highway) 2 hrs driving
It is convenient for people fly to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to come here. You can take Intercity Bus, and it costs ¥100/per.There are five divisions.
Taxi Bus--The cheapest way and more fun to take any public bus to explore this city.Many route will drive along the riverside.
- Zigong Dinosaur Museum (自贡恐龙博物馆), 268 Shenhaijing Road Section 4, Da'an District (大安区燊海井路4段268号) (The museum is just a few hundred metres from the East Bus Station; several local bus routes terminate here, including routes 7, 15, 35, 306 and 308), ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. 08:30-17:30. Located on top of the Dashanpu Formation, China's most famous dinosaur fossil site, where hundreds of dinosaur fossils have been found since the 1970s. The museum was the first museum in China to be devoted exclusively to dinosaurs. The museum is quite large, covering a surface area of 25,000 square metres and display area of 3600 square metres. Besides the usual displays, one can also view an excavation pit where fossils have been unearthed. ¥40.
- Zigong Salt History Museum (自贡盐业历史博物馆), 107 Jiefang Road, Ziliujing District (自流井区解放路107号) (Take bus no. 2, 3, 11, 33, 34, 37 or 40 and get off at Shawan (沙湾)), ☎ . 08:30-17:30. The museum is housed inside what used to be a guild hall for salt merchants.The exquisite decor is representative of the wood and rock carving styles of the Qing dynasty. ¥20.
The lantern show held in Zigong during the Spring Festival is said to be rather spectacular.
Zigong Food is one of a kind even in Sichuan, due to its rich culture and history. Some dishes found in Zigong are common to the Sichuan area (see Szechuan cuisine with local variations, and some are unique local recipes.
Various types of Dumpling or Wonton (served with hot oil and pepper paste) called chāo shǒu Sichuan Hot pot, called Chuan Chuan Xiang Twice Cooked Pork Pepper Beef Mapo doufu Diced Rabbit in Hot Pepper Oil Frog Hotpot Fried Eel with Hot Peppers Turtle Soup Duck in a Hot Pepper Oil Tea Infused Duck Sichuan DanDan Mian - spicyChinese noodles Various Types of Tea Babe Toufu (best in Fushun county and counryside) Unique dishes include:
Fried rice-field frog with fresh pepper (very spicy pepper) (This dish is illegal) Rice-field frog chicken soup (only a few family knows how to make this soup) Try the night food market along the roads (Tongxing Lu), and remember best food are cooked at local's home.
Huidong Grand Hotel, Spacious room with nice decor,great western buffet breakfast.An international standard 4 star hotel in a small city.