Where you can see thousands of dinosaur fossils

Updated: 2015-08-01 08:17

By Zhao Ruixue In Zhucheng(China Daily)

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Where you can see thousands of dinosaur fossils

Hadrosaur fossil specimen. Photos By Ju Chuanjiang / China Daily

About a 20-minute drive from the downtown area of Zhucheng, Shandong province on China's eastern coast, a spherical-dome building catches the eye amid a large expanse of farmland.

Inside the building, thousands of dinosaurs' fantastic remains are showcased and may make the visitor think of scenes in the movie Jurassic World..

The building, located in Zangjiazhuang Village of Zhucheng, is named Chinese Tyrannosaur Museum because it stands on the site where the largest tyrannosaur in Asia was discovered in 1964.

"The Zangjiazhuang Village site is perhaps the only one in China and maybe the world - where thousands of fossils of both carnivorous and plant-eating dinosaurs were unearthed," says Wang Kebai, director of the city's research center for dinosaur.

The local government built the museum, embracing the quarry as a major part, to allow visitors to view the fossils.

Beside the quarry are assembled the skeletons of tyrannosaurs "fighting against" duck-billed hadrosaurs.

Visitors can also see a specimen of Yutyrannus Huali, a dinosaur species that lived during the early Cretaceous period. The specimen preserves direct evidence of feathers.

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