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Three Gorges Museum

While Sunee studied her Chinese watercolor, I visit the famous Three Gorges Museum

Over the course of the two weekends in Chongqing, we found Sunee a place to study her Chinese watercolor. The place was actually under the The Great Hall near the Three Gorges Museum. It is called the curio shopping area and she found a very wonderful artist who taught painting on the weekends.

While Sunee painted, I walked over to the Three Gorges Museum. Lillian thought it cost about 30 yuan to get in but this year it was free to the public.

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The Three Gorges Museum from in front of the Great Hall of the People.

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As I walked across the square, I came across this lovely statue

The museum is huge. It has four levels and four huge exhibit halls on each level. I took a lot of pictures and decided to show a few of these pictures to give you an idea of what was in the museum

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These statues were two of about a dozen that depicted important figures in Chinese history that relate to the Three Gorges area

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The museum was full of ancient bronze from the area

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An absolutely brilliant red exhibition of ancient water vessels

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Another ancient bronze

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As one would expect, there was a large selection of revolutionary pieces

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These figurines were just a few of the thousands on display throughout the museum

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An ancient stone coffin used in the area

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These items show the carved block used for ink printing. Once again, hundreds of these things on exhibit

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I found this carved block to be really strange. Are these aliens from a different planet?

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The view as one leaves the Three Gorges Museum. The day was beautiful, don't you think?

Posted by inchinahil 06:04 Archived in China Tagged educational

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