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Three Gorges Museum

 Chongqing Attractions

China Three Gorges Museum is situated at the west part of the People's Square of Chongqing. China Three Gorges Museum has another name - Chongqing Museum. It's not only a specified museum of Three Gorges but also a comprehensive museum of history and art, with a collection of over 170,000 pieces of cultural relics. 

Covering an area of 30,000 square meters, the museum was completed and opened to the public on Jun 18, 2005 with the construction area of 42,500 square meters. It was the first large museum with the title of "China " named by the State Council Office of the People's Republic of China beyond Beijing. The museum faces the Chongqing People's Great Hall with the People Square in between forming a "trinity", both symbolic architectural features in the city of Chongqing.  

 Entering the Museum, you could watch four basic presentation:
"The Splendid Three Gorges" -reflecting the history and culture of the Three Gorges
"Far-Ancient Ba Yu" - introducing the origination of the local history
"The Urban Development of Chongqing" -stating the transitional process of Chongqing
"Anti-Japanese Days "  - telling the stories occurred in Anti - Japanese period

There are other six specialized exhibitions
"Paintings and Calligraphies in Different Historical Periods " '"The Currencies in Different Periods of China", "the Sculpture in Han Dynasty", "Cultural Relics Donated by Mr.Li Chuli ", "Minority Nationality Custom in Southwest China ", "Ceramics in Different Periods of China " 

Besides, the museum has the Round - Screen Cinema that shows the natural scenery and daily life of the Three Gorges area before the construction of Three Gorges Dam , the Semi-Scene Picture of "Big Bombing in Chongqing" which represents the five years' continuing bombing in Chongqing as the temporary capital during World War II. The museum also equips an International Academic Hall, an Audience Activities Center and 3 temporary Exhibition Halls that enriching the functions for society service.

Features
Paintings, calligraphy, and money from various periods in history.
Display about the 3 Gorges Dam.
Artifacts saved from the area of the 3 Gorges Dam’s lake.

Three Gorges Museum Address: No.236 Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400015, China
Telephone: 023-63679063, 023-63869867
Transportation: You can go there by bus 105, 117, 122, 181, 215, 262, 421, 862, 868
Opening Time: 9:00 to 17:00, everyday except Monday 

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