Found near Chengdu in 2001, the Jinsha archeological site is the most significant archeological discovery in China since the Terra Cotta Army. Dating back some 3000 years and covering five square kilometers, it’s believed to be the capital of the Shu Kingdom — an ancient civilization along the banks of Modi River. You’ll visit the Jinshu Site Museum, displaying 1,000s of early gold, bronze, jade, and stone artifacts unearthed there. You’ll also visit the city’s historical and cultural district to see the wide alley (leisurely life), narrow alley (slow life), and Jing (well) alley (modern life). This is a popular area for locals and visitors alike — with teahouses, restaurants, shops, and boutique hotels, as well as restored ancient buildings, mansions, and courtyards. Lunch is included.