I need to show valid certificate to go up the tower as security check is very strict. Even I am local, this is my first time to go up for the past 20 years. The Tower is used to be the tallest building in Zhengzhou and the only symbol of which. Now, Erqi Strike Monument Tower has been overshadowed by the 'big corn' and the Zhongyuan Tower. However, good to see for 5 minutes and better if you know about this back story. In addition, right besides this tower there is a large pedestrian square where lots of people will meet and gather in the evening. Famous stinking tofu shop where one would often find a long queue.
The Erqi Strike Monument Tower is a famous landmark of Zhengzhou, which is located right in the city center and is only one stop away on the subway from the busy Zhengzhou railway station. In order to commemorate the Erqi Strike that shocked the whole country on February 7, 1923, the government decided to build a memorial tower to commemorate the Erqi Strike in the central area of Zhengzhou, in memory of Lin Xiangqian and other railway workers who went on strike for their rights. There were eight exhibition halls in the memorial tower, which recorded the details of strikes by railway workers.
The 27 th Memorial Pagoda is called the 27 th strike Memorial pagoda of Zhengzhou. It was built to commemorate the 27 th strike on February 7, 1923. It is located in the 27 th Plaza of Zhengzhou City. It was built in 1971. The reinforced concrete structure is a unique ancient-like Twin Tower of Chinese architecture. It is a memorial building built to commemorate the strike of Beijing-Han Railway Workers. In 2006, it was listed as the national key cultural relics protection unit, and the youngest national key cultural relics protection unit in China (now the 27th Memorial Tower was built in 1971, 45 years ago).
The 27th National Strike Memorial Hall, which has an important position and influence in the history of China's revolutionary development. Located in Erqi Square in the center of Zhengzhou, the beautiful twin towers are more beautiful and elegant in the brilliant sunshine. The original memorial tower is a single wooden tower. It was rebuilt during the Cultural Revolution in the form of today's double towers. Since its completion, the beautiful 27th Memorial Tower has won the favor of Zhengzhou citizens and tourists. It is also a famous base of patriotic education. Surrounding business circles, very lively. Convenient transportation, can take the subway and a number of buses to arrive. There are elevators in the towers, but they have been there several times, never turned on. Tourists with inconvenient legs and feet can visit the towers free of charge with their ID cards. They are closed on Monday.
My father took a picture in front of the 27 th Memorial Pagoda when he set out in Zhengzhou in the 1980s. I keep the photos all the time. I want to see it for many years. Last September, I visited Zhengzhou, and the hotel I stayed with was just in front of the 27th Memorial Pagoda. The memorial tower is unique and spectacular. It is a landmark building in Zhengzhou. Erqi Square is very busy around. It is very close to Zhengzhou Railway Station. There are many people in the day and night. There is a clock at the top of the 27th Memorial Tower. Every 24 hours, the music "Dongfanghong" will be used to announce the time. The generation we were born in the 1950s have a deep feeling for this song. I really want to give praise to the leaders of Zhengzhou.
It's a beautiful night. If you want to go and see the suggestion, you should go at night.
Cultural history is very strong!!! It's worth a good swim!