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Jiefang Monument

No.177 Minzu Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400010, China
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Ranked #15 of 369 Attractions in Chongqing
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Vancouver
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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.

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Xiamen, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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350 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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.

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Turin, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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Melbourne, Australia
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214 reviews 214 reviews
119 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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

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Chongqing, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Miami, Florida
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137 helpful votes 137 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

It is a historically significant site. But I was disappointed to find a commericalised monument. The clock in the clock tower is a overseas brand. Nevertheless it is worth the visit not for the monument but the shopping around it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Jiefang Monument is surrounded by malls, stores and bars on a / the Pedestrian Street. It's a great location to enjoy the night life. Comparable to the Times Square in New York.

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