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Guangzhou Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall

(eguangzhou.gov.cn)Updated : 2018-08-17

The Guangzhou Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall is a monumental building constructed by the people of Guangzhou and overseas Chinese to commemorate the great revolutionary pioneer Sun Yat-sen.

The memorial hall is situated in the south of Yuexiu Mountain in Guangzhou.

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The Guangzhou Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall is situated in the south of Yuexiu Mountain in Guangzhou. [Photo/zs-hall.cn]

The Guangzhou Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall started construction in 1928 and was completed in 1931. It covers an area of 62,000 square meters and is 52 meters high outside the lobby. The main building area (including the platform around the lobby) is 12,000 square meters and is the largest hall memorializing Sun Yat-sen in the world.

Designed by the famous Chinese architect Lu Yanzhi, the building is an important node on Guangzhou's traditional central axis and is an iconic building in the city.

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A nighttime view of the tourism attraction. [Photo/zs-hall.cn]

It creatively uses Chinese ancient architecture techniques and is one of the world's architectural treasures with Chinese and Western features. 

Today, Guangzhou Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall is a building offering services including commemorative activities, tourism, gatherings and artistic performances. It is a national key cultural relic, a national AAAA tourist attraction and a historical business card for the city of Guangzhou.

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The memorial hall now offers services including commemorative activities, tourism, gatherings and artistic performances. [Photo/zs-hall.cn]