Three Gorges Museum

Last updated by peggie at 2014/10/17

Overview

Chonqing may not be as popular as the other destinations in China but this place is definitely exploding with so much beauty too. One of the most popular places to visit in Chongqing is the Three Gorges Museum. Just seeing its overpowering structure is enough proof that this place is one of the must-see places in China.

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The structure of the Three Gorges Museum echoes modernity. However, inside it are sights which unveil not just the current society of Chongqing but also the history of the place. This also holds exhibits and relics which have significance in terms of education and research. For visitors who aim to dig deeper into the rich heritage and culture of Chongqing, this is the place to visit.

Seeing where the Three Gorges Museum is would not be a problem because its building serves as one of the most noticeable landmarks in Chongqing. In fact, it is recognized as the largest monographic museum. Aside from that, this is also right across the People’s Hall.

Since its opening in 2005, this has attracted a lot of tourists not just from other local China provinces and cities but also from other countries. The trip to this museum is so worth it because the 40,000 square meters that this place occupies are all filled with interesting finds.

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People of all ages will really enjoy exploring the Three Gorges Museum. They can opt to go around the place on their own or seek for the services of tour guides. For those who want to have in-depth understanding of all the items which are exhibited, it is best to have a tour guide who can provide explanation and interpretations especially those which are labeled in Chinese.

There are four major themes in the Three Gorges Museum. These are The Splendid Three Gorges, The Very Ancient Ba Yu, The Urban Development of Chongqing and The Anti-Japanese Days. These four themes are characterized by the antique art pieces which are part of the arranged exhibits. The art pieces are made of various medium and reflect much of China’s traditional culture.

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Though these four themes are primarily reflective of ancient China, there are also items which showcase the modern transition that happened in this wonderful place. For example, there are exhibits which illustrate the development of roads in Chongqing City, particularly when the 20th century came in.

For those who are visiting the museum, it is also great to pay close attention to the six different themed displays. These are the Paintings and Calligraphies through the Ages, Porcelains of Various Dynasties and Coins of Various Dynasties, Sculptures of the Han Dynasty, Folk Customs of the People of Southwest China, Cultural Relics Donated by Li Chuli and Sculptures of the Han Dynasty.

The way that the relics are arranged inside the museum according to the six themes makes the place even more interesting. Visitors can easily satisfy their hankering for more information. They would have the opportunity to appreciate the relics even more.
 

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

 236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District. It is situated on the western section of People’s Square. It is also across the Great Hall of the People.

How to Get There?

Take the bus route 104, 112, 132, 145, 152, 181, 215, 261, 262, 265, 322, 338, 421, 609, 829, 866, 868, 881 and then get off at Da Li Tang

Ticket Price:

 Free entrance but number of guests is limited only to 5,000 per day.
 

Opening Hours:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays
 

More Tips:

 Allocate at least an entire day for the Three Gorges Museum so that ample time can be spent on each section. It is best to start early in the morning too because there is a limit to the number of visitors.


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