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Famous Sight

Zhongshan is a city of numerous leafy parks, wide boulevards and various monuments. Notable sights include:

The Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen

The Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen

Zhongshan is unique for its strong connection to the early 20th century reformist Sun Yat-sen, so it is no wonder that most of the sights in the city involve with the venerable leader and, because of the very same reason, the Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen is a must-see sight of Zhongshan.

To the east of Sunwen Road, the Memorial Hall of Sun Yat-sen pays homage to this city's most famous Sun. The memorial hall was built with the generous donation of 10 million HKD by a Zhongshan-origin Hongkongnese, Mr. Guo Desheng; the construction began on February 1, 1982 and was completed in April, 1983. On November 12, it was officially open to tourists.

The memorial hall, together with the lawn in the front, covers over 30,000 square meters. The hall is a grand and solemn building cluster with an area of 8,400 square meters and a height of 35 meters, featuring the exhibition of the revolutionary experience of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the history of Zhongshan. The front building is a three-storey structure; The middle is a modern air-conditioned theatre which can accommodate up to 1,477 people and is equipped with hi-tech, theatrical staging and audio visual equipment, so a number of local and international dance and music performances are often held here; The back has 6 showrooms, displaying the historical relics of Zhongshan, the revolutionary history of Zhongshan and the history of oversea Zhongshanese. It houses nearly 8000 historical relics, many of which are relics which were excavated in Zhongshan, ranging from the faience of Neolithic Period to the historical relics of the Qing Dynasty. These relics are sure to contribute greatly to the research of the history of Pearl River Delta.

Fufeng Pagoda

Fufeng mountain, also named Yandun mountain, lies in the center of the city and Fufeng Pagoda is perched on the top of the mountain. The pagoda is a seven-storey, octagonal brick tower. Visible from all over the city, the pagoda is another landmark of Zhongshan. The pagoda was first built in 1608 with a height of 24.5 meters. It is one of the oldest and most famous ancient towers in Zhongshan, weathering wars and revolutions.

The original tower was covered by bricks on the surface and hollow inside. In 1983, the local authorities reconstructed the tower and decorated it with lighting. The rebuilt tower remains to be seven-storey, but the top three stories are filled with earth while the rest of the four stories are hollow with stone steps leading to the corridor of each stories. The climb up the claustrophobia-inducing staircase has its rewards: the city and the surrounding area are beautifully unfolded; the view is especially spectacular at sunset or at night when the city lights twinkle beneath you.. Now the lower three stories are open to tourists.

Fufeng Pagoda
Centennial Streets

Centennial Streets

Sunwen Road, built in 1921 and the earliest street in Shiqi downtown, consists of eight streets, namely Guanlan Street, Qiyang Lane, Huaide Lane, Wufeng Lane, Yongning Lane, Dade Street, Wenji Street and Changfeng Street. It was renamed as Sunwen Road in memorial of Mr. Sun Yet-sen in 1952, whose western section was called Sunwen Xi Road.

Sunwen Xi Road remains its traditional style of construction and street layout after the renovation and it becomes a cultural pedestrian street for tourism and shopping. It is refreshed in pink and beige and equipped with benches on both sides of the street. Besides, the rickshaw bronze statue, relievo and rickshaw bring endless imagination to history. Moreover, modern shops like boutiques, souvenir shops, jewelry stores and McDonald's, open business and make this street turn on a new look. The integration of the traditional and modern styles brings modern cultural taste to this centennial street.

Zimaling Park

Zimaling Park was built in July 1992 and was officially open to visitors on October 1st, 1993. Covering a total area of 88.5 hectares, the park is claimed to be a comprehensive park which combines ecology and recreation together.

Located in the southern part of Zhongshan Rd. No. 4, Zimaling Park was the original site of one of the top 8 sights of ancient Zhongshan. During the Ming and Qing Dynasty, it was the place for the noble to ride horses and have fun. The park has four entrances. The north gate, connecting Zhongshan Road, one of the main traffic arteries, is a major entrance to the park. Within the park, there are more than 20 sights and a large bird-cage garden. Wandering aimlessly among them might be most enjoyable. Just a few steps away from the north gate, there is a grand statue of a horse, which symbolizes the booming economy of Zhongshan. The 70-meter-long fountain with a stainless lotus high in the middle represents the adorable achievements made in Zhongshan since the implementation of reform and opening-up.

Zimaling Park
Changjiang Reservoir

Changjiang Reservoir

Changjiang Reservoir, one of the top 10 scenery spots in Zhongshan, refers to the Changjiang Reservoir located in the north of Wugui Mountain, which is 9 kilometers in the southeast from Shiqi District. Covering 36 square kilometers, the reservoir includes 6 huge connected water pits, 7 mountain ridges and a large dam with a total holding capacity of 50 million cubic meters water.

Chrysanthemum Show in Xiaolan

The Chinese obsession with chrysanthemum is taken to new height in Xiaolan, where chrysanthemum show is held annually as a regular autumn event. Known locally as the "Town of Chrysanthemum", Xiaolan boasts almost a whole town of chrysanthemums that dresses up in bold pastels at harvest time.

From October to November every year in fall, the splendid chrysanthemum show is held along the major streets, and in the parks. The show, featuring about 100, 000 pots of over thousand varieties, is unequaled by any ever made in this country and thousands of visitors makes it as one of Zhongshan's top ten attractions undoubtedly Every 60 years, a grand chrysanthemum exhibition will be held in Xiaolan. Besides the chrysanthemum show, there is a special chrysanthemum banquet, including the renowned chrysanthemum fish meat balls, chrysanthemum cakes, chrysanthemum-brewed wine, meat with chrysanthemum, and other chrysanthemum-related dishes.

Chrysanthemum Show in Xiaolan
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