Yat-Sen Memorial Hall was designed by the renowned architect Lu Yan in the same style as the Nanjing Zhongshan Mausoleum , built in memory of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. The main building is an enormous, octagonal palace-style building topped with the words, "The World Belongs to the People" penned by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen himself. Inside is a brief introduction to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen himself. The square adjacent to the hall features a large statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. The Yat-Sen Memorial Hall has witnessed several major events in the history of Guangzhou and is currently an important site for various performances.
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The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is a large building in Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, built a few years after the death of Sun Yat-sen, founder and president of the Republic of China. It's an excellent modern example of Lingnan (southern Chinese) architecture.
Getting There - The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is easily accessed from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station and Yuexiu Park Station on metro line 2.
Attractions - Access to the grounds is free but a ticket (¥10) is required to enter the building, where there's an exhibition about the life and times of Dr Sun Yat-sen. Concerts are also sometimes held in the main hall.
From behind the memorial hall, enter Yuexiu Park and climb several hundred stairs to reach another Sun Yat-sen memorial, a huge stone obelisk. It's usually possible to climb to the viewing platform of this tower, though not to the top.
Why go - The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is a popular spot for photos, especially with the statue of the venerable doctor, and the grounds are a welcome green space in the otherwise densely packed Yuexiu District. It's a good place to learn more about the life and legacy of this important man in the development of modern China.
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