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
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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, People's Republic of 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 Province, 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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