The Zigong Salt Museum is located in the hub of Zigong City which is a town in Sichuan Province. The Salt Museum is an ancient venue and was built back through the Qing Dynasty by workers who were residing in the Shaanxi Province. This colossal structure covers a huge locale of over 3000 square meters. The hall in the museum is a combination of palatial architecture and folk art. Leaders of CPC pioneered in building up this museum with the coordination of Deng Xiaoping in 1959.
The fact that makes the museum so important is its collected works, studies, and the displays of well salt artifacts of China. The collection of the many types of ancient drilling tools used in well-salt is preserved and treasured in this museum. The tools are of 130 different varieties and represent 400 pieces. The production of well salt was done in Zigong China during 76-88 AD when China was under the reign of Emperor Chang who belonged to the Eastern Han Dynasty. It became a renowned form of industry in China and Zigong became the prime area for production of salt by the Qing Dynasty. The output of salt reached its highest output during the reign of Emperor Xianfeng and Emperor Tongzghi. Even though it is unbelievable and the museum is considered a chronicle, the equipment displayed in the museum shows proof for all your doubts.
This salt museum is the only one of its kind that could be found and is a place of great importance. This museum gives all its visitors a rare opportunity and an insight to a long gone history. The tools on display boast a very developed state of engineering that makes the Chinese proud. This is a place one would not want to miss if they are on holiday to Zigong. It is an ideal place to visit with family and friends. If you are in search of Greater China Hotels on your tour, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels China are the best of its kind. It is one of the best hotels in China that would provide you with the exclusive comforts and luxuries.