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. Plan to visit Three Gorges Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chongqing attractions using our Chongqing trip maker website .
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  • It's worth taking the 10 minute stroll from Zengjiayan metro station to visit here, the people halls opposite and the square in-between... We were able to walk straight in and it was completely free.....  more »
  • Better husband did take a look at local companies. Said free's and I went. It is a very good Museum. All Chinese, so I don't know if is was so impressive. However, in the reconstruction of war heroes or Japanese Hey. Well, think a reality from China.
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  • Big outside, but nothing special inside. If you want to relax on sunday afternoon, in the square there are a lot of Chinese people and you can enjoy with lifestyle.  more »
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  • Generally a good museum with information about the geography, the people, the history, and minority cultures of the area with interesting artifacts and life sized displays of scenes. There are also exhibits about more recent historical events in Chongqing (evolution into the city it is today and events during WWII). There are 4 floors of exhibits and if you want to go through every exhibit in detail, it would take maybe 3-4 hours, depending on your pace. Some exhibits have more English than others but generally enough to get the gist. Be warned, there are sprinklings of propaganda here and there.
  • Beautiful museum showcasing the lives of the people along the 3 gorges and it’s history. Beautiful artifacts and tons of exhibits to explore. Cater at least 2.5hours if you want to explore every exhibit. Don’t miss the amazing 360 panoramic documentary of the before and after construction of the dam and how it affects the look of the Yangtze river.
  • Free entrance. Great porcelain artifacts and statutes. There is an antique store on the first floor towards the back of the gift shop. It's worth a visit. Some real antiques you can actually touch and buy if you can haggle a fair price.
  • Four floors of hot China action. To get to this museum take the green line to Zengjiayan and walk through the long tunnel. You'll get to a square with dance groups, and the museum is right there. The bottom floor has an exhibit about the 3 gorges region of the Yangtze River. The exhibit is not particularly focused and covers everything from wildlife in the area to the types of rock in the gorges. This exhibit was one of the only ones with some English. Other exhibits in the museum include ceramics, calligraphy, minority populations in China, and coins from China's past. Most only in Chinese. Actually the coolest for me was on the top floor. It detailed the life of a Dutch diplomat who studied Chinese in the early 1900s and eventually married a Chongqing lady. He seemed to have lived an interesting life.
  • The museum describes the entire matter related to the construction of Three Gorges Dam. The museum has all the necessary information that can well describe the scenarios of Three Gorges Dam to the visitor.

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