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Salt Industry Museum, Zigong

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  • Unbelievable place.. I never expected that this place can be this interesting. Me as a Islander never experienced Inland salt culture before. So completely new for me. And the place is 100% satisfied....  more »
  • Very interesting if you stop and read. A smallish museum by Chinese standards but full of information. The gift shop is not all that interesting as it is mainly salt wrapped up fancy.  more »
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  • M U S T GO T O Great museum detailing the history of the brine extraction in Zigong. Covers the initial finds and the evolution of the technology to extract the brine by drilling and pumping. Lovely historic buildings and informative staff (CN language only)
  • Lots of hands-on exhibits showing how salt was mined in unique & ingenious ways; inside a historic building; this is a must-see in Zigong. The salt industry in this area was on a grand scale, and once made this among the richest cities in China. Capitalism in China arguably began in Zigong (see book "Merchants of Zigong" by Madeleine Zelin) - here you can see "China's oldest stock" contract from 1779. Exhibits have English translations.

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