Guangzhou is a historic city of China. Travelers to Guangzhou can’t miss out the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which was built as a monument to Dr Sun Yat-sen. This great man was the leader of Chinese democratic revolution, he was the first president and founding father of the Republic of China. If you want to experience the historic past events and people of Guangzhou and China, you should pay a visit to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is an octagon-shaped building in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. The hall was designed by Lu Yanzhi and was built with funds raised by local and overseas Chinese people in memory of Sun Yat-sen. The monument was constructed on the southern slope of Yuexiu Hill between 1929 and 1931. In 1998 the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall has been reconstructed.
The Memorial Hall features a span of 71 meters (about 78 yards) without a pillar. It looks very grand and its interior designs are very delicate. In the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, visitors can view the displayed gallery showing pictures and letters of Sun Yat-sen. It is also a famous place for conferences and performances.
The oldest Kapok tree (ceiba) in the city which has more than three hundred years history can be found in the Memorial Hall. The two biggest white jade orchid trees of Guangzhou can also be found there.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Guangzhou Travel Quick Facts
Admission Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 18:00; 06:00 to 22:00 (non-exhibition areas)
Address: No. 259 Dongfeng Middle Rd, Yuexiu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Address in Chinese：广州市中山纪念堂位于广州市东风中路259号
Traffic: Guangzhou Subway Line 2 and get off at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station, Exit D.
Contact Phone: +86 20 8356 1631
Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Travelers’ Reviews
“Definitely worth Skipping”
— by Hanan B from Ramat Gan, Israel
The day tour I signed up for included the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in the itinerary. If you have ever been in a high school auditorium then you have seen a place that is similar. This hall is used for concerts and other events.
It is not an exceptional events hall. The only thing that was positive about the visit was the history of Sun Yat sen that my guide gave while we were there. But he could have given the same history while we were some place more interesting.
If you have the choice, then give it a skip
Visited January 2014
“well maintained history”
— by sanjaya58 from Bhubaneswar, India
this is a park and memorial to the founder of modern china,the great Sun-Yat-Sen.there is a statue and some old memorabilia from history. it houses a very big hall.nothing much to see inside.
but the plane is very well located, calm and peaceful. not many tourists.
there are some very old trees growing in this premises,delightful to watch.
metro station is just nearby,taxis are easily available.
Visited October 2013
“Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall”
— by Eenerknirb from Altadena, California
This auditorium in a small park commemorates Sun Yat-sen, the father of modern China. He was responsible for freeing the people from the last imperial dynasty. He was important because both the Communists and the Nationalists respected his leadership.
In 1991 the auditorium was a disaster–even the ticket takers preferred to be outside. Now it is a stunning auditorium in a park. If you look at the exhibit cases, you will see that Guangzhou is a different place from Beijing and that they have different heroes. Important historical site and you can learn a lot by comparing these exhibits with those in the national museum in Beijing. What is featured? Who is featured in each museum?
Visited August 2013