Three Gorges Museum

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China Three Gorges Museum is situated at the west part of the People's Square of Chongqing. Occupying the 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.

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Three Gorges Museum
Three Gorges Museum

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.

Three Gorges Museum
Three Gorges Museum

The museum is a part of the huge project of the Three Gorges Dam, where there are 1087 relic sites will be submerged in water. China's 68 scientific institutions have been excavating and researching the sites in the Three Gorges area for ten years. They have successfully completed 338 archeological projects and made a lot of discoveries.

Three Gorges Museum
Three Gorges Museum

All the invaluable relics are carefully moved to the exhibition halls in the Three Gorges Museum. The staffs in the museum compiled and categorized these archeological discoveries, and then made volumes of catalogue for the convenience of scientific research and easy access to the general public.

Three Gorges Museum
Three Gorges Museum

China Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing is not only the largest monographic museum,but is also a public to protect, research, display of the history of Chongqing and the Three Gorges area of cultural heritage material and human environment. It is to carry forward and cultivate the national spirit of the important cultural infrastructure.

Three Gorges Museum
Three Gorges Museum

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, a collection of over 170,000 pieces of cultural relics. Entering the Museum, Adopting modern techniques by integrating sound, light and electricity, the museum enables people to understand the culture and history in a more interactive way.

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