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Three Gorges Museum

No.236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400015, China
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Ranked #1 of 369 Attractions in Chongqing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Vancouver
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The square outside of the museum is a wonderful place to hang out but inside is where the jewels are. There are many displays of artifacts, well presented and easily accessed. I managed only one floor in the time I allotted but there are five floors to explore. You can see what life along the Yangtzee River was like over... More

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Xiamen, China
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18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The museum has various exhibitions about Chongqing area, but also about different aspects of Chinese culture. At the time I was there, there were exhibitions about Chinese ceramics through the dynasties, coins and money, Chinese minorities in the South-West of China, sculptures of Han Dynasty, the ancient Ba Yu people, and of course, the Three Gorges (and other ones, I... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This museum offers an excellent overview of the Three Gorges Dam Project. If you do the cruise, do the museum tourQ!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited last May. We stopped off to learn about this stretch of the Yangtze and the dam. We had a quick tour - it was interesting to see and hear about how it all came about. We were there 45 mins and that was plenty of time. If not part of a tour it's not worth a special visit if... More

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I can speak and read Chinese, but if you can't, you probably shouldn't go there. This is a history of the Three Gorges, the Three Gorges Dam, and Chongqing as a whole. I love Chongqing and its history, so it was really great for me. It's a good museum with a lot of interesting exhibits, but if you don't know... More

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Quite interesting information about both older and newer history of the Chongqing Yangtze river area - very well made

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Robina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A great way to get some background information on the Three Gorges either before or after travelling on the Yangtze in an entertaining way. Not just boring information.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Museum was free, well-designed and had some of the best exhibits I've seen at a mainland museum. Some of the signage is in Mandarin only but even if you don't read any Chinese you could pick up the gist of it. Only qualm was that the hall covering the 'anti-Japanese resistance war' was closed in early July. Otherwise the halls... More

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SLC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Went to Dam and cruised through locks. Amazing seeing the largest dam in the world. It's a modern marvel

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very large museum devoted to not only the 3 Gorges but also local history and geography. You really need a local guide who can take you through the museum and point out the salient features, otherwise you could well spend 2 hours here and miss something important. Unfortunately our local guide knew little about the content of... More

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