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Address: No.236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400015, China
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Impressive museum

We visited the Three Gorges Museum while in Chongqing waiting to board our Yangtze River cruise. The façade of the museum is striking and resembles a dam. There are a number of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was a truly amazing and unexpected sight, the dam was explained fully with many shops available for souvenirs. THE dam itself compares favourably wih the Panama Canal with five locks to raise the ships to the higher level. in fact they are now constructing a mechanism to raise ships of up to 3000 tons without using the locks

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Spent a good couple of hours here today and it was a very impressive museum. It is well laid out with plenty of English translations on 5 of the 9 exhibits that were open to the public today. For me the only part hard to fathom was the politicization of the building of the dam and the internal displacement of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We visited the Three Gorges Museum while in Chongqing waiting to board our Yangtze River cruise. The façade of the museum is striking and resembles a dam. There are a number of informative displays covering the history of the area affected by the dam construction as well as the local plant and animal life. We did a leisurely walk through,... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Prior reviews noted little transation. I did not find this the case. Although a few temporary exhibits had no translation--the permenent exhibits did a good job. I spent 3 hours there, and left only because I was exhausted. The Ba room, Minorities, and Porcelin rooms were fabulous along with the 3 River Gorge Dam rooms. A massive museum---enjoy it!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A large museum with so much history to learn and appreciate. There are several levels to see and learn. Take your time to carefully read and appreciate history. The museum is well organized and very clean. The restrooms are very clean and attendants are everywhere to assist although they don't speak English. The gift shop has many interesting items for... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My biggest complaint is that so much of it doesn't have English translations. Thought the part about 1.3 million people happily moving away from their ancestral home a bit overdone, all were not happy about it. Rather sad, but hopefully the dam will help China more than hurt it. Much is explained here, very informative.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The museum was interesting. I enjoyed it. If you are in the region, it's definitely something to see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

LIKES 1)The effort in building this wonderful museum 2)The layout and display are both good and educational 3)The up keeping of the place is very good DISLIKES 1)Not enough English verse for the displays 2)Some of the controls of the displays are not working properly

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went to the Three Gorges Museum on March 18, 2015. The museum is free and is right across from the people's hall so you can see 2 sights in a short period of time. There is a nice history of the three gorges area and you get to see exhibits detailing the history of Chongqing as well as WW2. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was a very large and spread out museum, with a lot of exhibits that were of little or no interest to me personally. It does portray a lot of information on the environmental and relocation impact of the Three Gorges Dam. The engineering marvel came at a great cost to China's history. Personally the Chongqing Art Museum was time... More 

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