Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Guangzhou)

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This article is about the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. For the one of the same name in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China), see Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Taipei). For the one in Singapore, see Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
中山纪念堂
Sun Yat-Sen memorial hall.jpg
Coordinates 23°08′06″N 113°15′54″E / 23.134978°N 113.265004°E / 23.134978; 113.265004Coordinates: 23°08′06″N 113°15′54″E / 23.134978°N 113.265004°E / 23.134978; 113.265004
Location Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Type Memorial
Material Steel and Concrete
Height 49 m (161 ft)
Beginning date 1929
Completion date October, 1931
Dedicated to Sun Yat-sen

The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Chinese: 中山纪念堂; pinyin: Zhōngshān Jìniàn Táng) is an octagon-shaped building in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. 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. Construction work commenced in 1929 and completed in 1931. The hall is a large octagonal structure with a span of 71 meters without pillars, housing a large stage and seats 3,240 people.

Having been severely damaged it was repaired and improved several times until 1998, when it was comprehensively upgraded to its present-day condition. A statue of Sun Yat-sen was erected in front of the main entrance.

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The memorial hall is accessible from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station of Guangzhou Metro.

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