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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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Impressive building - and project

We visited just before we went on a cruise, so very informative. Not sure if all the 1m people who were moved on were really as happy as the museum suggests.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited just before we went on a cruise, so very informative. Not sure if all the 1m people who were moved on were really as happy as the museum suggests.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full of treasures; some of them taken from villages and towns that were drowned during the construction of the 3 gorges dam. I particularly liked the art section. There were many prehistoric stone rubbings of animals and mythical creatures that I have never seen the like of in England..fascinating! Leave plenty time !

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an hour or so and would like to learn a little more about The Chongqing municipality, this free museum is a good option. The view of the people's hall across the plaza is reason enough for a visit. (See photo) Many of the exhibits include a English translations. Some highlights include exhibits on Chinese porcelain, the various... More 

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Chongqing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun and interesting museum!! The kids will love it. Lots of statues and information on the war......

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Cooloola Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After just completing a cruise up the Yantzee river from Shanghai to Chongqing and coming through the Three Gorges Dam site, the museum was extremely interesting. Our tour was organized by Wendy Dan from Chinadiscovery.com Highly recommend

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Three Gorges Dam is a 'don't miss' experience for sure. Overwhelming. The gorges, the history, the museum. Go.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

It's in the name- it is the Three Gorges Museum. That is what it is, and that is all it strives to be. Absolutely nothing wrong with that, as the Three Gorges area is an archeologically and anthropologically highly important area of southwest China. As a resident of Beijing, and visiting museums in Beijing that try to show all of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very interesting presentation on how they selected the dam site, construction details and some mention of the controversy of the results. Information with working models. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 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 11 October 2016

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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