This museum was opened in 2005 and it replaced the ancient Chongqing Museum. The new museum, Three Gorges, houses exhibits which are cultural relics unearthed during the construction of the Three Gorges Dam project, and the exhibits which were already on display at the old Chongqing Museum.
This institution is the biggest monographic museum in China and it is famous as an institution which plays a major role in the history and the culture of the country by promoting research, archaeological excavations and undertaking of education. It also makes an important contribution towards preservation in relation to historically significant items.
The Three Gorges complex in Chongqing spreads across 42,497 square metres and the exhibition hall area is 23,225 square metres. It houses four main displays which includes the ‘Glorious Three Gorges’ which portrays the historical and cultural spirits of Three Gorges, the ‘Ancient Ba-Yu, which represents the origins as well as the growth of the city’s history, ‘Chongqing: the City Road’ which depicts the evolvement of the 20th Century Chongqing City and ‘The Anti-Japanese War’ which includes wartime records.
Under the main display, these exhibits have been categorized into six sub-themes which includes, Paintings and Calligraphies through the Ages, Sculptures of The Han Dynasty, Coins of Various Dynasties, Porcelains of Various Dynasties, Cultural Relics Donated by Li Chuli and Folk Customs of the People of Southwest China.
One of the most interesting items on display is the painting of the city as a provincial capital of China. This 180 degree panoramic picture portrays the war torn city after it had been subjected to bombing by the Japanese for several decades.
Visitors to this city can experience the culture of the province as well as the country through the various attractions it offers. For those seeking accommodation, a Chongqing serviced apartment or a hotel is ideal as they offer modern amenities and facilities. For visitors planning on extended holidays apartments in Chongqing prime district serve well due to their convenient location and luxury facilities, and a lodging option such as the Somerset JieFangBei Chongqing offers an all-in-one strategic location plus privacy and comforts of a serviced apartment.