The city of Zigong is known for four things: the annual lantern festival, a spicy rabbit dish, its history of salt mining, and the Zigong Dinosaur Museum. I’ve never had the rabbit, but the lantern festival and salt history are actually really cool. Whenever I talk to a Chinese friend about Zigong though, they always rave about the dinosaur museum first. I was excited to go, but there was really not much dinosaur history. Instead the main attractions seemed to be children’s dinosaur and dragon rides and buying dinosaur-themed toys.

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