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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Easy to get too, Bus, Train or Taxi's. Taxis' are very cheap in Chongqing, and entry to the Museum is free. So if you are in Chongqing it's worth a visit.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to get too, Bus, Train or Taxi's. Taxis' are very cheap in Chongqing, and entry to the Museum is free. So if you are in Chongqing it's worth a visit.

Thank dawnKedah
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The overall construction of the dam is truly spectacular. During the construction, they managed to unearth some archaeological items.

Thank Andy_C99
Sahuarita, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of a Sinorama travel group on the Sinorama Gold 3 Yangtze River cruise ship. After docking, we had a 1 hour bus ride to the Three Gorges Dam and Museum. The museum is a very informative place to start BEFORE looking at the dam, ship locks, etc. I suggest you learn about the entire project at the... More 

Thank AZfreebirds
Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this museum a lot of artifacts and art work spent about 2 hours here. It is free to get in, bonus. In most cases there was some English translations.

Thank MamaBoyce
Beijing, China
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned all about the construction and working of the world's largest hydroelectric dam. My engineer father would have loved all the details. They, of course, didn't mention much about the displacement of villagers along the river. But, all in all, it seems to have benefited the region, with a navigable stretch for shipping as well as transportation, not to mention... More 

Thank Pam T
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the end of our 3-day Yangtze cruise we were given a very interesting insight into theis enormous construction project at the museum and viewing platforms. This organised tour was well run and informative. BUT be prepared for massive crowds (although this was pretty common for most of the major attractions on our short China tour) wiith thousands of people... More 

Thank Roger V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic setup with great information about the people and the area. Easy access and kindhearted people there make for an enjoyable visit anywhere.

Thank Ruth A
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing on our way to the airport, after taking a Yangtze River cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. The museum was formally opened to the public in 2005 and has several floors of exhibits, with permanent and temporary exhibits. There's a little bit of everything here: Paintings, sculpture, pottery, history of Chinese currency, and... More 

Thank Janine P
Scotia, New York
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a marvel of Chinese engineering and is a worthwhile excursion from a tour ship. Requires some stair climbing.

Thank Robert D
Portola Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I generally enjoyed visiting the museum. The exhibits are largely photographic with several models demonstrating the lock system and power generation operation. One can be in and out in about an hour and a visit is essentially mandatory for a Yangtze cruise experience. Just my thoughts.

Thank PortolaValleyLMS

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