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Three Gorges Museum

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Address: NO. 236 Ren Min Road, Chongqing 400015, China
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if you are there this is worth seeing, even when you are woken up in the wee morning hours by the screeching of steel lock doors asour ship transitioned the locks at the dam

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Arcadia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting exhibits about the 3 Gorges dam and its affect on the area. Modern with signs in English.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a 1/2 day tour of the dam............very beautiful facility .......We learned of info on way this dam had to be built.

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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are there this is worth seeing, even when you are woken up in the wee morning hours by the screeching of steel lock doors asour ship transitioned the locks at the dam

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Lets you understand some of the background of this gigantic project. Modern exhibits. The description of the resettlement programs was interesting, although undoubtedly sanitized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is an amazing museum as it offers 4 levels of different exhibits from the history of the 3 Gorges Dam, culture and anthropology of its early inhabitants, pottery collection, currency collection and significant historical stakeholders of the Chongqing region. The building itself is modern and impressive and the exhibits are so creatively displayed. Appreciated the thought, effort, creativity and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This place is so big with so many displays and exhibits. There are more things to see than meet the eyes.

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

If you are visiting the Gorges, you must come to the museum. It's not huge but informative. Has a nice gift shop and sells snacks, ice cream and souveniers. A good stop before you go see the gorges.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We went through the museum and then look at the dam. It was easy to get to the top of the dam as there were escalators to take you to the top, were the view were magnificent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I give it average score because it was for free, but otherwise it was pretty boring museum. The exhibits were largely poor, many lacking english translations. The old Chinese currency on display was neat, the photos of old Chongqing interesting and there appears to be an interactive section for kids. If it wasn't free and air-conditioned I would give it... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit if you have a bit of time to spare in Chongqing. Some great views of the building opposite the entrance as well.

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