Chongqing Museum

Chongqing Museum, Chongqing Attractions, Chongqing Travel GuideSituated on the top of the Pipashan Mountain, Chongqing Museum was founded in 1951 as the Southwest Museum and was renamed as Chongqing Museum in 1955. Covering a construction area of 5500 square meters, the museum has over 40 exhibiting halls with about 100,000 relics, which spans over 3000 years history from the ancient Kingdom of Ba and the near-mythical Three Kingdoms Period to World War Two and the Chinese Revolution. These antiquities mainly include bronze ware, pottery, paintings, porcelain, sculptures, etc, of which relics of Ba-Shu culture, painting of various dynasties, terra-cotta and sculpture of the Han dynasty and pottery and porcelain are most famous. The museum also has systematic collections of traditional cultural relics including pictures and calligraphies of masters since the Song Dynasty.