Guangzhou Travel Guide

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall


Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is a must-see scenic spot in Guangzhou City. Situated on the southern slope of Yuexiu Hill, the hall was constructed between 1929 and 1931, a monument to Dr Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of Chinese democratic revolution, by the people of Guangzhou and overseas Chinese.


Fearures of Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, a grand octagon building of typical Chinese architectural style, looks brand new because of reconstruction in 1998. The masterpiece of architecture history is created with a span of 71 meters without a pillar but significant outlooks and delicate interior designs. As an important place for conferences and performances, it can hold thousands of people with sound equipment. In the hall there is also a display gallery showing pictures and letters of Sun Yat-sen.

The oldest ceiba in Guangzhou City grows in the hall, like a centuries-old man, witnessing great changes of this city; besides, you can also have a chance to see the two biggest white jade orchid trees of Guangzhou.

A bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen was set up in 1956 in front of the memorial hall. Stepping on the monument by a steel spiral staircase, you are presented with a panoramic view of the memorial hall.Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall will refresh you after visiting the bustling commercial metropolis and provide you with a moment to touch this great man in Chinese history.


Travel Tips:
1.How to get there?
Take Guangzhou Subway Line 2 and get off at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station. Get out from Exit D2 and it can be easily found.

Take bus 2, B3A, B3B, B3C, B3, B4, B4A, 7, 12, 42, 56, 62A, 62, 74, 80, 85, 133, 204, 209, 215, 229, 261, 276, 283, 284, 293, 297, 305, 518 or 528, and get off at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station.

2.Entrance Fees: CNY10


Read More: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall is dedicated to the founding father of the Republic of China. The giant hall with its 30,000 m2 of space is used as a memorial hall for the revolution at the end of the Qing-Dynasty.The Construction was started as early as 1964 by the government and is intended to reflect "the unique character, revolutionary career and Philosophy" of Sun Yat Sen. 

Originally relics were the most important items on display, but today the large theater hall and gallery are used for various cultural events, including the most famous Film festival in Taiwan. An Audio-Visual Centre, Lecture Halls and a library with 300,000 books are also part of the program. Shortly after the construction of the hall, Chiang Kai-shek died. His funeral celebration took place in the hall. Hundreds of Thousands of people came to see the body. There is a large sculpture of Sun Yat-sen in the main hall. Every hour there is a change of guards in front of the hall.


Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum in Nanjing

Situated at the foot of the second peak of Purple Mountain in Nanjing, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum was started for building in 1926 and completed in 1929, which is famous for its sophisticated architecture and impressive momentum and was listed into 5A scenic spot by the National Tourism Administration of China.The mausoleum is very big, and there is a big gate at the entrance to the area in front of the grand stairway. It was built between 1926 and 1929. In the center of the hall is a 4.6-meter-high statue, and there is a white marble coffin. The mausoleum was built by the Republic of China government. In 1929, his body was carried there. Visitors say that the size of the mausoleum is impressive.


Dr.Sun Yat-Sen 

Sun Yat-Sen (Nov. 12, 1866 to March 12, 1925) was probably the most important political figure and revolutionary in China around the turn of the 20th century. One of his legacies was publishing his political philosophy called the "Three Principles" of nationalism, democracy and people's livelihood. He said that his three principles were inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Understanding his life and influence in the world will help people to understand modern China and Taiwan.

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