Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing

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Learn about the history of the city and surrounding area at Three Gorges Museum, a museum dedicated to the natural and cultural heritage of Chongqing and the Three Gorges section of the Yangtze River. Opened in 2005, the cultural institution features four main exhibits that cover the natural heritage, early human history, 20th century, and World War II era in the area. The museum tells the story of the region through its collection of artifacts--including coins, porcelain, and paintings--and a number of scale models, interactive elements, and video displays. Put Three Gorges Museum into our Chongqing trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Overall this is a nice museum. It covers not only the three gorges project, but also Chongqing history and various other topics. It is clean but the hallways are hot. However, the inside of the exhibi...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    The Museum is really a general Museum. The facts about the Three Gorges Dam are on the 1st Floor. There is a lot of statements about the 1.1 million people who were re-located, calling them "migrants"...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    This place is truly amazing and worth a visit. It is so big and such a massive build and needs to be seen. The grounds are well kept. I was also fortunate to have travelled on a river cruise through t...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Good exhibits on the local area and the Three Gorges, particularly the Ba people that lived here. The geologic history of the gorges was interesting, and I enjoyed that they had river stones from before the dam was put in. They also had an informative, if a bit random, exhibit on all the different minorities throughout China. The top floor was filled with the collection of a benefactor who collected as many things as he could during the Cultural Revolution, so it's a bit of a mish-mash, but there are beautiful ceramics and calligraphy from the various dynasties. My only complaint is there's no air-conditioning in it, so it can get sweltering.
  • May 22, 2017
    Walk around. can spend a few hours.
  • October 19, 2016
    It's tough to rate when you just have a drink at the coffee shop, but it looks OK.
  • July 13, 2014
    This is a wonderful museum and it was completely free to go into and look around. You will not find this in America. I absolutely found it educational and a great adventure. Even though I am not Chinese I like history. you will not be disappointed.
  • October 10, 2016
    Good qualifiers

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Accommodations abound right across the gargantuan city of Chongqing, with the rapid development of the metropolitan area meaning new options spring up year after year. Take a look at the central Yuzhong district for a range of hotels, classy and basic, located close to the main sites of the urban area. Up close to the banks of the river sit a wealth of options, with luxury hotels and spa retreats offering pools and river views, as well as youth hostels and guesthouses offering simple rooms close to the action.
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