Three Gorges Museum
The Three Gorges Museum, located in the Yuzhong District of Chongqing and opposite the Chongqing People’s Hall, is a museum about the Three Gorges and Chongqing.
As one of the largest museums in our country, it opened in 2005, replacing the former Chongqing Museum. The exterior of the museum has sloping walls and is topped by a large glass dome. There are bronze sculptures, large reliefs, and a 1-km (1,094 yards) long “Ecological Corridor”.
The museum covers a construction area of 45,098 square meters and an exhibition hall area of 20,858 square meters. It is divided into four floors, mainly composed of 4 basic exhibition halls, 6 thematic exhibition halls, 1 360-degree round-screen cinema, etc.
By visiting, you can learn about the ancient Ba-Yu culture and history, early Chongqing, and the epic Three Gorges Dam. The museum also has a large collection of relics and artifacts, and all are the original versions.
Best Seasons: All seasons
Recommended Visiting Time: about 2-3 hours
Opening Time: 09h30~17h00, closed on Monday (admission not allowed after 16h00)
Address: No.236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 重庆市渝中区人民路236号
Museum official website: http://www.3gmuseum.cn
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