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Three Gorges Museum

No.236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400015, China
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Ranked #5 of 378 attractions in Chongqing
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Chongqing, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The museum is free, clean and well set out. Very spacious so you don't fell crowded. The exhibits seem interesting but are pretty much all only in Chinese so if you can't read Mandarin then unfortunately you leave not really knowing what you've seen!

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Cork, Ireland
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Very good insight into the flooding of the Yangtze and a good idea to visit before start of cruise. set in Erdling Park there are great views to and lovely gardens also to be enjoyed there.

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Changsha, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A lovely museum. Not at all crowded. A good history of the area. Well-laid out. There was a volunteer guide in the section about coins/money: 1st class guy. So knowledgeable and helpful, he answered all our questions and gave an interesting insight into the history of Chinese money. Worth a visit !! First class

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

the Three Gorges Museum is a beautiful museum that just opened its doors in Chongqing. the museum taks your though the history and process for the building of the Three Gorges Dam, that had a great effect on the Jialing and Yangtze Rivers and the peopold living near them.

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Miami, Florida
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The dioramas were really imaginative... some parts as if you are walking down the river with life size boats and models. Great little coffee shop in the museum and right across the plaza try Lucky Fish restaurant.

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Durban, South Africa
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Really worth a visit especially if you are to embark on a cruise of the 3 Gorges. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I thought it will be a boring museum on propaganda. Turns out to be pleasant surprise. There are many artefacts from the different eras. The museum is also well maintained. A must to visit.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had limited time here, so as we were sailing through the actual Three Gorges Locks a few days later, we confined ourselves to viewing their display of Neolithic Chinese ceramics. They were sensational, very well displayed, but with very few explanations in English (I suppose the British Museum does not have explanations in Mandarin!) Entry is free. The architecture... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I think the name says it all, you are so close to the actual Three Gorges that it is better to just travel to the actual thing. Having said that, the museum is free so if you find yourself with extra time on your hand, why not pay a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The museum is good with english explanations. It is well laid out and provides an informative if bias description of the development of the damn and the local history that was "saved" when it was built

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