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Address: No.236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400015, China
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not just the dam, but also lots of history

The museum is on 3 floors, covering large area, it will take at least 1 or 2 hours to see all the items. The museum has 2 cinemas, one is showing a movie about the three gorges... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The museum is on 3 floors, covering large area, it will take at least 1 or 2 hours to see all the items. The museum has 2 cinemas, one is showing a movie about the three gorges dam, and the other cinema is presenting a movie about WWII struggle of Chongqing people against Japanese fascists.

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Chengdu, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The museum is located across from the Great Hall of Chongqing. A total of four exhibition halls, From the original "ancient Bayu" to "magnificent Three Gorges" to "War Years" to "Chongqing. In addition to the above mentioned four exhibition halls, there are "history painting", "ancient porcelain", "ancient coins", "Han Dynasty sculpture" and many other halls. However, I would say if... More 

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Tianjin Region, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There's a lot of interesting things to see and learn about there. It is worth the trip. Especially liked the displays under the glass floor and learning about chongqing' s role during wartime.

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Chongqing, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Three Gorges Museum is on the first floor. Obviously the information is skewed pro-government, but there is information about the people and the natural landscapes. The huge slabs of stone carved with characters and art were breathtaking. The Three Gorges section took me about 30 minutes to get through. Upstairs are sections on the history of the city and... More 

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roy79
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This museums shows the history around yangtze river and 3 gorges. It has 4 floors and also a well known 360 degree cinema that shows a tour along the 3 gorges. Well, when I was there, 1 projector broke, so it was only 300 degree cinema. I find it so so, but it left me with a strong propaganda after... More 

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Riverside, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

An architecturally interesting museum both inside and out. Beautiful presentations of the history, people, and geography. Exhibits were presented elegantly, guiding the visitor through fascinating spaces. Not to be missed!

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Exhibits in this Museum were very well arranged with detailed explanations. Good before and after overviews and history of the Three Gorges.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There is an interesting cyclorama of a trip down the river and there are some excellent cultural displays. Also there are displays about the development of the city over the centuries. Worth half a day.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Free Admission! The museum encompasses of artefacts discovered along the site of the rivers leading to the Three Gorges Dam and the way of life of the people living along the coasts before the villages got submerged due to the project. What I disliked about the museum was while there were plentiful signs all over the museum reminding visitors to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Although not the biggest or richest museum you'll find when visiting the Yangze area, you can learn quite a bit from this nicely structured museum. Some exhibits unfortunately look unpolished and a big kitch but the pieces shown are all of great quality. Worth spending a few hours.

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