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Three Gorges Museum

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Address: No.236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400015, China
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A sight to behold

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Leopard154
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
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.

Thank ukienomad
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank AustraliaHolidayer
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Interesting look at the many cultures that make up China - however english placards are sporadic, so English only visitors may be a little lost at times. Really loved the ethnic costumes on display though.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Huge museum with lots of information about the Three Gorges, not limited to the dam but also with plenty of artifacts collected from the site. Very informative, all translated in English. All located in a very nice building. And it is free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Lots of different exhibits for different tastes: a couple hours worth at least. The historical section is fascinating, both for the history and for the propaganda. It's free and gets you out of the heat/rain. Definitely worth visiting once. Lots of stairs. Can't remember if there were elevators.

Thank LilaWolf

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