Museums - CNTO


Chongqing is located in the southwest of the interior of China, in the southwest of the Sichuan Basin and at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. With an area of 82,000 sq km, and a population of 32.35 million, Chongqing became one of the four municipalities directly under the central government in 1997.

Known as a city in the mountains, Chongqing is skirted by waters on three sides, and by the mountains on four sides. It has moist climate, with many cloudy days and less frost and snow. In spring and autumn, the city is often enveloped by heavy fog, hence the name "Capital of Fog".

Chongqing boasts beautiful landscapes, fascinating night scenes, well-known cultural sites of the Three Kingdoms Period, beautiful Dazu Rock Carvings, the precipotous Three Gorges on the Yangtze River and many other places of scenic and historical interest, which attract numerous domestic and foreign tourists all the year round.

Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum

On the western side of the People's Square, the Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum, as a national AAAA tourist spot, is well known for its dedication to the protection, study and display of the historical and cultural heritages in Chongqing and the Three Gorges area. The main architectural structure of the museum is gorgeous and magnificent with profound connotations. the museum boasts a 23,000 square meter exhibition area and a collection of more than 170,000 cultural relics. It has four major exhibition halls. The Hall of Splendid Three Gorges showcases the history and culture of the Three Gorges area: the Hall of Ancient Ba-Yu Culture focuses on the history of Chongqing: the Hall of Urban Development highlights the changes that have taken place in the city: and the Hall of Anti-Japanese Years tells Chongqing's story during the Chinese people's War of Resistance tourist destination to both the Chinese and foreign tourists to Chongqing.

Chongqing Museum

Located at 72 Pipashan Zhengjie, Yuzhong District, the Chongqing Museum was built in 1951. Originally named the Southwest Museum, it has an exhibition hall of more than 3,000 square meters, and boasts a collection of 100,000 cultural relics and 100,000 valuable books. Treasures in its collection include paintings by famous painters since the Song Dynasty (960-1279), porcelain wares made by renowned kilns, boccaro wares of the Ming and Qing dynasties, coins, stone rubbings and stone tablets from various dynasties, and stone frescos of the Han Dynasty (260 B.C-A.D.24). These relics are historically and culturally significant to the studies of the Ba-Yu culture, folk culture and the modern history of Chongqing.

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Stilwell Museum

Located at 63 New Jialing Road, Yuzhong District, the Stilwell Museum is the former residence of General Joseph Stilwell (1883-1946), Commander of the U.S.force in China, Myanmar and India during the World War two. The American army veteran served as the Chief of Staff of the Far East Theater in the anti-fascist war. He also led the Chinese expeditionary Army to fight heroically against the Japanese invaders in the north of Myanmar, winning a series of victories. This museum is the only venue in China devoted to commemorating the cooperation between China and the United States in fighting the Japanese fascists. It houses valuable relics of Stilwell when he was in China.

Tongliang County Museum

Located in Bachuan Town of Tongliang County, Chongqing, the Tongliang County Museum covers an area of 10,000 aquare meters and has a floor space of 7,000 square meters. It is one of the landmark architectural structures in the county. There are four exhibition halls, showing over 11,000 precious cultural relics. Among them, the "Bronze Tripod,""Stone Encourage Figurines of the Ming Dynasty,""No. 1 Corridor of Horizontal Inscribed Boards in China" and "Bronze Dragon Lamp" are the most precious treasures of the museum.