We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jiefang Monument

Address: No.177 Minzu Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400010, China
Improve this listing
71%
Ranked #18 of 362 Attractions in Chongqing
4.0 of 5 stars 106 Reviews
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Hotels near Jiefang Monument

Write a Review

106 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    50
    27
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
39 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

just a brief summary of it. Built in 1945 to commemorate the victory over Japan in the WW2, this monument was renamed in 1950 to commemorate the Communist conquest of the area. Standing at 27m tall, this monument is of greater significance to the locals as it serves as a gentle reminder of the odds their forefathers overcame to have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Its rather uninspiring monument. Go there if you are interested in seeing a piece of history for Chongqing. It is quite convenient and you will most likely see it on the way to something else

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Jiefang Square is not so old that it rates huge historical significance but is very relevant to China's modern history. The People's Monument is a testament to World II victories. Large area, many people going in all directions, lots of food and beverage choices and walking distance to the Old Town on the riverfront.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Xiamen, China
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

First, it is located at the wrong place. It is a monument to commemorate a war victory, located in the middle of money making stores. Secondly, it is not beautiful, has no special features, really nothing that makes it different from a random building wall. Third, some English could have been useful to tell foreign tourists why some Chinese people... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
505 reviews 505 reviews
349 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited last May. We saw this and had to ask what it was. Literally in the middle of a shopping district. It is a WWII memorial to celebrate victory over Japan. A bit more could be made of its significance as something of note when passing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Turin, Italy
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A monument dedicated to the revolution surrounded by jumbotrons and mega stores. Curiosa specially for people visiting Asia for The first time

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What looks like an ordinary monument actually has a stronger meaning behind its existence. No doubt the neighbouring mega shopping malls and fashion brands like H&M, Gucci, Louis Vuitton etc seem to diminish its existence, but if you're there for the shopping experience, then perhaps this monument will just be nothing of importance. For me, I resided in the hotel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
119 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's difficult to review this when it's simply a monument in the middle of a huge pedestrian shopping mall, surrounded on all sides by high class shops. Unfortunately there is little to do but look at it, because you can't even go up inside it. The shopping area is of little interest unless you want to splurge out on "branded"... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chongqing, China
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Not really much other than a monument surrounded by posh designer shops. Nicer at night when everything is lit up. Try and go with someone that knows some of the history and can actually tell you about it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

If you are in Chongqing you have to go... pretty standard luxury shopping area.. but within minutes you can walk to more interesting neighborhoods going towards the river.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jiefang Monument also viewed

Chongqing, Chongqing Region
Chongqing, Chongqing Region
 
Chongqing, Chongqing Region
Chongqing, Chongqing Region
 

Been to Jiefang Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jiefang Monument staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?