Best museums in Chongqing worth a visit one by one
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Have you thought about where to visit after Chinese New Year? You can visit these museums in Chongqing, which will not only show you rich collection of artifacts, but also allow you to learn about Chongqing and the past history.
Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum
The Three Gorges Museum is one of the most important museums in Chongqing. The narrators are so enthusiastic and detailed that it is as if visitors are travelling the Ancient Baguo and experiencing it for themselves. Special exhibitions are often held at the Museum, where the hidden elegance and artistic charm are waiting to be appreciated, and they are basically free of charge.
Transportation: Take CRT Line 2 and get off at Zengjiayan Station, and then walk there.
Hongyan Revolution History Museum
As the birthplace of Hongya Culture and Hongyan Spirit, the Museum is a place for you to visit as a Chongqing resident. Hongyan Revolution History Museum, which consists of nine revolutionary memorial halls, including Chongqing Hongyan Revolution Memorial Hall, Chongqing Gele Mountain Revolution Memorial Hall and Special Garden, is second only to the Palace Museum in terms of national museum visits in 2019. The former sites hidden in the woods and the pictures on display at the museum make you feel the wartime. In winter, red plum blossoms in Hongyancun are brilliant and enchanting.
Transportation: Take bus 212, 261, 503, etc. and get off at Hongyancun Stop
Huguang Guild Hall
Huguang Guild Hall is located by the Yangtze River at Dongshuimen in Yuzhong District, and is also the largest known complex of ancient guild halls in an urban center in China. It has seen brave and resilient ancestors migrate from afar to Bashu for over 300 years, and with their hardworking hands, they have transformed the barren land into a prosperous commercial city, turning what was once a foreign land into the homeland it is today. Today, all the history, splendor, prosperity and the endless vicissitudes of the ruined walls are hidden in this ancient building, telling its legend in a lively manner.
Transportation: Take CRT Line 6 or Loop Line and get off at Xiaoshizi Station, and then walk there.
Chongqing Natural History Museum
The new site of Chongqing Natural History Museum is located in Beibei, with Jinyun Mountain at its back. Not only does it have a good reputation, it is also free from crowds. The museum is now open to the public free of charge on three floors. If you look through each pavilion, you won’t be bored for hours. It promotes the concept of harmonious coexistence between man and nature by re-explaining the relationship between natural resources, the environment and human activities, allowing life to truly enter nature.
Transportation: Take CRT Line 6 to Zhuyuanbei Station, then transfer to Bus 583 and get off at Jinyun Avenue Stop 2.
Chongqing Jianchuan Museum
Jianchuan Museum Cluster is unique in that it breaks away from the traditional notion of a mere “museum”. It consists of eight thematic pavilions spread over 24 air-raid shelters, and is a unique museum cluster set up using the cave bodies of military production caves during the War of Resistance against Japan as the site. The facilities are excellent and you can also take your children for interactive, fun experiences such as dart games and mirroring experiences, or even stay for a day or two.
Transportation: Take CRT Line 2 and get off at Yuanjiagang Station, and then walk there.
A hidden museum in the countryside of Bishan is known to the public because Jackie Chan came to visit it. Dayuanxiang Museum was converted from the closed down Bishan Porcelain Factory. Each of the large workshops is “stacked” with a variety of beautiful collections. If the wood carving collection is restored, over 100 traditional Chinese residential mansions from different eras, regions and styles can be restored. Most of the thousands of statues are from Ming and Qing dynasties, and even the thousand-year-old Zizai Guanyin from the Tang dynasty.
Transportation: Take CRT Line 1 to Bishan, and then take a taxi. Self-drive is recommended.
Chongqing Industrial Museum
With the “environmental relocation” of Chongqing Iron & Steel Group, the former Dadukou site has now been transformed into the Chongqing Industrial Museum, which has become an industrial site that not only epitomizes history, but is also a base for ultra-hardcore industrial-style photographing. Old steam locomotives, the first tracks of the old Chengdu - Chongqing Railway... Every exhibit here is hardcore. Walking through it, one feels as if one has stepped into a hall of art, where colorful elements of all kinds come together.
Public transport: take CRT Line 2 to Dadukou Station, then transfer to Bus 207 and get off at Industrial Museum. (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)