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Three Gorges Museum

No.236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400015, China
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Ranked #1 of 370 attractions in Chongqing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Robina, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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90 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This museum is really well done. Just take the statues of the smiling displaced farmers with a grain of salt.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The main hall on the first (ground) floor is dedicated to the history, geology, nature etc. of the Three Gorges. We went the day before a cruise so as to get some context. Most of the exhibits in this hall were well labelled, in English as well as Chinese. Other halls aren't really aimed at foreign tourists, which is a... More

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Chongqing, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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Tianjin, China
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17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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