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Hi Chongqing: Visit Three Gorges Museum to know the city's history

By YULING CHENICHONGQING|May 17,2019

By Yuling Chen, Yiling Wang, iChongqing

Chongqing is a city of extremes that will make you lost for words. Spicy food, unique landscapes, ultra-modern buildings mixed with ancient traditional styles, a dynamic economy and warm-hearted people… Chongqing has just everything. In the video program of Hi Chongqing, we will discover this secret metropolis of China together, and Chongqing will definitely impress you.

Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum, or Chongqing Museum, as a comprehensive provincial museum, carries the mission of collection, protection, research, presentation, and promotion of the local and national cultural heritage.

Formerly known as the Southwest Museum founded in 1951, it was renamed the Chongqing Museum in 1955 and got its name of Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum in 2000. After five years of reconstruction, the newly-built museum reopened to the public on June 18th, 2005.

Covering an area of 30,000 square meters, a construction area of 45,098, and an exhibition area of 20,858, the museum receives 1.8 million visitors both at home and abroad annually.

Over more than six decades’ development, it now possesses nearly 113,500 sets, 280,000 pieces of artworks. Annually, the museum showcases eleven permanent exhibitions and over 20 temporary ones.

In this episode, iChongqing reporter and the guest of Patrick Freeman explores three main permanent exhibitions, namely Splendid Three Gorges, Chongqing City Road and Ancient Bayu. Now, let’s check it out!

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