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Three Gorges Museum

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Address: NO. 236 Ren Min Road, Chongqing 400015, China
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Some fantastic three dams information, not much else

This was a great museum, made all the better for the free entry and the information about the three gorges dam that you can see which actually acknowledges the displacement of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here before picking up a cruise the next day. Found this free museum very interesting and with lots of English explanations. It was really thoughtfully laid out and was a joy to go round.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great museum, made all the better for the free entry and the information about the three gorges dam that you can see which actually acknowledges the displacement of the millions of people although the chinese propaganda machine ensures you that they were happy with this movement for the good of china. Visiting all exhibitions will be a... More 

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Chongqing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a great introduction to Chongqing and its changes over time. This is a more modern museum, complete with gift shop and little cafe. The museum allows the visitor to see what Chongqing was like prior to the building of the damn, as well as the planning and construction of the Three Gorges Dam. I personally enjoyed the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accessible via CRT/subway line 2; this place can easily take up half a day if you intend to view all exhibits. Audio guide is available at a nominal fee. As the museum is huge with plenty to see on all 4 levels, I suggest one to start with the display which you most desired - my guess is that of... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This museum is a very worthwhile addition to your Chongqing itinerary as it includes some fascinating historical displays of statues, ceramics, Buddhist art and bronze relics rescued from the rising waters of the dammed Yangtze River. There is also a good collection of historical photographs which give you an interesting insight into how remote this part of the country was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Walked through all three floors and reveled at all the displays and artifacts from the start of Chongqing to the present day metropolis.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

It was part of our itinerary to visit the three gorges dam ad we went on a three day cruise on the Yangtze River. It is interesting to know the history of the three gorges dam project.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I had taken my granddaughter to the museum to see the exhibits. Upon entering, an elderly local man that spoke English offered to take us through the museum. He was so knowledgable and interesting, that he heightened the entire experience for both of us. Just seeing all the exhibits was very nice, but to get an historical explanation for a... More 

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Arcadia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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.

Thank MarisaDenver

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