Shenyang Zhongshan Square

Shenyang Zhongshan Square: Hours, Address, Shenyang Zhongshan Square Reviews: 4/5

Shenyang Zhongshan Square
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ChiYuLu
Shenyang, China52 contributions
1920s Architecture around the square (European style built by the Japanese)
Aug 2019
The square is named after Sun Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of Republic of China, 1912-1949), but the revolutionary style statue shows Mao and his soldiers (you may find locals inline skating or art students practicing sketching nearby). The square itself is small, yet buildings around it are much more enjoyable to watch, and there's a story behind them :)

This area is now branded as "The Zhongshan Road Historic District"(as shown in my photo), as it used to be the affiliated region of the Japanese railway "company"(South Manchuria Railway Zone). This region, along with the Railway station, was planned and built by the Japanese colonizers since 1910s. From this square, you can see a bunch of European style buildings, mostly banks or government buildings of eclecticism style (nowadays often keep their original function). To list two examples, a former Korean bank (established by the Japanese and used as a tool to colonize in Northeast China), and Dahe Hotel (used to serve high-ranking Japanese officials, now Liaoning Hotel). Walk around the square, you'll find brief introductions to those buildings (Mostly in Chinese), but at least you'll know when it was built :)

The urban planning in the South Manchuria Railway Zone is very interesting, it was directed by the Japanese in the early 20th century, and basically kept intact up to this day. If you are really into this, you'll find some Russian features or relics there as well. Most importantly, unlike those copycats, these are all authentic.
Written May 3, 2020
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do_be_kind
Singapore, Singapore79 contributions
Its just a small square
Aug 2019 • Friends
Visited here as it appeared on what to do in shenyang in 48hrs. Well, it's just a small square you can take picture with. Activity can be done in 5mins, maybe coz it was scorching hot when we visited hence didnt really stayed long. Moreover there was no other visitor when we visit on an afternoon.
Written August 11, 2019
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KieranB
Shenyang, China39 contributions
Big statue, busy roundabout
Mar 2019 • Family
Nice enough, and good for a photo or two. Statue is big and well made and maintained. Difficult to get to though because it's in the middle of a roundabout.
Written April 13, 2019
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bziegela
Stoneville, Australia3 contributions
Chairman mao statue
Aug 2018 • Solo
The largest statue of mao in the revolutionary style which is still much in evidence in China and possibly seeing some revival
The square is well kept and interesting particularly in the evening
Be careful to cross the road
Best thing is to walk with some Chinese people
Written September 3, 2018
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陆澄矞
Beijing, China22 contributions
Symbol of the highest salute to chairman Mao
Sep 2018 • Solo
The square is in the center of Zhongshan Rd.
This sculpture is chairman Mao surrounded by proletariat, showing their highest salute to him.
Written September 2, 2018
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Giacomo F
48 contributions
Good Ambiance at night
May 2018 • Business
Very nice square , At night is a nice place to sit and enjoy the cityview and sometime there are dancing traditional shows.
Written July 24, 2018
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Impressive, beautiful statue honouring Chairman Mao
Oct 2017 • Friends
Beautiful, big 26,400 square metres, open square, originally built in 1913, and after that has been rebuilt many times. Since the renovation of 1996, it has become a musical square of culture. The square’s epoxy-made, nine metres in height, statue of Chairman Mao Zedong centrepiece was erected in 1970. He was China’s communist revolutionary leader, founding father of the People's Republic of China, and also a noted writer and poet.

Best to visit in the evening, when musicians, dancers, people performing Tai Chi exercises, and street vendors are out, and the square is full of activity.

Chairman Mao’s quotes include:

Women hold up half the sky.

All political power comes from the barrel of a gun.

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.

All reactionaries are paper tigers.

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.

Complacency is the enemy of study.

We will not attack unless we are attacked; if we are attacked, we will certainly counterattack.

Let’s produce ample food and clothing with our own hands.

The young people are the most active and vital force in society. They are the most eager to learn and the least conservative in their thinking. This is especially so in the era of socialism.

The membership of our party is necessarily a small portion of the Chinese people. Only if that small portion reflects the opinions of the majority of the people's, and only if it works for their interests can the relationship between the people and the party be healthy.
Written December 25, 2017
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Mikko
Tampere, Finland36 contributions
The biggest statue of Mao in China
Oct 2017 • Business
Amazing statue of Chairman Mao. It looks very impressive at night time when it is well lighted and there are not many people. Be careful when you enter the square, the local traffic is not very well walker friendly.
Written November 3, 2017
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George N
Shenyang, China444 contributions
Giant Chairman Mao
Oct 2017 • Couples
Shenyang has one of the largest Chairman Mao statues around. The base of it is filled with the kind of propaganda the world associates with China's most famous leader.
Written October 5, 2017
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ShenyangTaff
Beihai, China50 contributions
Great Landmark to a Remarkable Leader
Nov 2016 • Couples
This is probabley the most fun roundabout in Shenyang. A true merry-go-round of drivers taking (or trying to) exits from the middle of road around the monument, other driveers careening staight into the melle, and then the more sober ones getting blated from all sides - and that just accounts for the cars. Add in the busses, or maybe abus(s)ers would be more appropriate, and you have a real ding-dong of a motoring experience. Not to be missed by anyone.
Written October 2, 2017
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