"Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall" Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall Tip by joecooper

Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall, Guangzhou: 13 reviews and 27 photos

  Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Guangzhou, China
by joecooper

The Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall was built in 1931 on the original site of Sun Yat-Sen's Presidential Office. The hall is surrounded by well kept lawns and gardens and there is a small museum (No English captions) behind the hall. The hall itself is quite grand but inside you won't find a great deal apart from seats as the hall is used for meetings and performances. In 1956, a bronze statue of Dr Sun was erected in front of the hall.

If you don't know who Sun Yat-Sen was, here is a bit about him: He was born on November 12, 1866 at Cuiheng Village of Guangdong province and was a leading figure in China's revolution against the Qing government and the first President of the Republic.

In August 1905, he formulated the Three Principles of the People - nationalism, democracy, and social well-being. He believed these to be the guidelines for building a modern China. There is a plaque in the hall with the words "The Whole World as a Community" which was inscribed by Sun Yat-sen himself.

It seems ironic that this is such a prominent building in the city when the Chinese government so blatently ignore the Dr?s words. I think we'd all be better off if we worked together a bit more.

Admission to the grounds is 10RMB, payable at the front gate.

Address: DongFeng Lu Central
Directions: Just south of Yuexiu Park.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2004
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