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.
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
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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.