Madame Tussauds Chongqing is located at the intersection of Yangtze River and Jialing River, opposite to Jiefangbei CBD and Jiangbei CBD, facing Chongqing Grand Theater and overlooking Chaotianmen Square. The venue covers an area of about 2,000 square meters, with an average tour time of 1-2 hours. It was officially opened on September 10, 2016. It lets Chongqing citizens have the opportunity to contact directly international first-line stars such as Andy Lau, Fan Bingbing and Michael Jordan.
There are eight theme exhibition areas in the venue, including “Universal TV”, “Sports Heroes”, “TV Studio”, “World Leaders”, “World Civilization”, “Backstage Tour”, “Musical Pioneer” and “World’s Top Star Party”, from which people can feel the collision and passion brought by the multiple cultures and celebrities from the whole world.
Barry Cox, director of new business development in Asia area of Merlin Entertainment Group, said that Madame Tussauds Chongqing will be the 1st in Southwest China, the 5th in China and the 16th in the world. The implementation of the project in Chongqing will greatly enrich the connotation of Chongqing’s tourism and enhance its international city image, which is an important witness to the development of Chongqing’s tourism industry and the promotion of its city status.
Architectural Features of Madame Tussauds Chongqing
As for the size of the Madame Tussauds Chongqing, it is not composed of three floors, the basement and five exhibition floors, which has been hotly discussed on the microblog before. The person in charge of Hong Kong Land(a Hong Kong company) said that the specific size of the exhibition hall would be determined according to the later planning of changjiahui business cluster.
The Interior Exhibition
On April 8, 2016, Liu Xiaoqing, a famous actress in China, unveiled her wax figure. This wax figure is Liu Xiaoqing’s role in the Chinese television series “The Shadow of Empress Wu” in 2006. The classic image of Wu Zetian was created by British artists. Liu Xiaoqing, a Chongqing native, became the first celebrity in Madame Chongqing.
The exterior architectural style of the building reproduces the unique historical features of ancient Chongqing. The area for sightseeing in the museum is divided into two floors. From the entrance to the first exhibition area, the first thing coming into your sight is the wax statue of Chongqing film queen Liu Xiaoqing, who is deeply loved by the audience. She, dressed in Empress Wu Zetian’s costume, welcomes every visitor with her great vigor.
Around the goddess Liu Xiaoqing, Dazu Stone Carvings Scenery, one of the ten cultural symbols of Chongqing, is specially set.
What to See & Experience in Madame Tussauds Chongqing
Wax Figure of Zhang Guorong
In the “Universal TV” exhibition area, Madame Tussauds Chongqing has carefully restored film scenes for tourists to recall and relive classic scenes. In the “Universal TV” area, the angel “Audrey Hepburn” who fell into the world was wearing the most fashionable and elegant little black dress of the 1960s, enjoying her Breakfast at Tiffany's; “Zhang Guorong” plays his role Cheng Dieyi, his most beautiful and sad role in the 1990s; Bruce Willis, the tough guy, perfectly represents the heroism in the movie "Die Hard 4" in 2007; Kung Fu stars “Bruce Lee” and “Jackie Chan” show us their classic postures.
In the “TV Studio” area, tourists can play the hosts to interview and talk with Oprah Winfrey, a world-class host of American talk show.
The Rio Olympic Games presents a feast for the audience, and the wonderful events rekindle the public’s enthusiasm for sports, the exhibition area of “Sports Heroes” is the best continuation of the Olympic spirit. Here are Russian tennis superstar “Sharapova”, “Ronaldo” in Real Madrid uniform, the unique shape of “lindane” who shot in the air, “Yao Ming” in Houston Rockets uniform with full energy, and the diving Prince “Tian Liang”.
“Ronaldo” in Real Madrid Uniform
In the “World Leaders” exhibition area, people will meet the world leaders, domineering Putin and the great Gandhi, and you will have a sense of boundless glory!
If tourists want to know the story behind the scenes of Madame Tussauds Chongqing and experience the fun of making wax figures, they can go to the “Backstage Tour” exhibition area.
There are outstanding artists and great scientists in the “World Civilization” exhibition area, such as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Duchess of Cambridge, his highness Catherine, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Yang Liwei.
In the music pioneer exhibition area, people can interact with their favorite idols on the same stage, such as Zhang Jie, Joker Xue, JJ Lin, Gloria Tang.
1. You are welcome to have close contact and interactive experience with celebrity wax figures.
2. No pets or animals are allowed to enter the wax museum.
3. Eating and drinking are forbidden in the wax museum.
How to Get to Madame Tussauds Chongqing
Take bus 338,119,373 or 375 and get off at the station of Nanbin Road, Changjiahui. And then you need to take a 1-minute walking to the destination.
Chinese: 请带我去杜莎夫人蜡像馆。English: Please take me to Madame Tussauds Chongqing.
If you go to Madame Tussauds Chongqing from Chongqing North Railway Station, it takes about 30 minutes (about 40 yuan).
If you go to Madame Tussauds Chongqing from Chongqing South Railway Station, it takes about 40 minutes (about 50 yuan).
If you go to Madame Tussauds Chongqing from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, it takes about 30 minutes (about 50 yuan).