Zhongshan Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 中山 (zhōng shān)
Area: 1,783.76 square kilometers (688.71 square miles)
Location: in the south-central region of Guangdong Province, southern China
Area Code: 0760
Zip Code: 528400
GDP (2018): CNY 363.27 billion (USD 54.90 billion)
Hometown of Dr. Sun Yat-sen
Located in the south-central region of Guangdong Province, Zhongshan is an important waterway that connects Guangzhou with Hong Kong and Macau. It borders Foshan and Guangzhou to the north, Jiangmen to the west and Zhuhai to the south. Zhongshan, originally called Xiangshan in ancient times, was renamed in honor of Sun Yat-sen, who was born in nearby Cuiheng in 1866. Sun Yat-sen is regarded as the father of modern China as he devoted himself to the overthrow of the feudal Qing Dynasty (1636-1912) and the foundation of a new democratic republic in China. When visiting the city, you are recommended to visit a series of historical attractions related to Sun Yat-sen. Besides its cultural heritage, Zhongshan also offers visitors charming natural surroundings, which include the graceful water townships south of the Pearl River and the splendid top 10 views of the city. It is an attractive city for investors from both home and abroad. The world Fortune Top 500 has set up more than 20 enterprises in the city. At the same time, the local hi-tech industry is developing rapidly and occupies an important place in the national market.
Scenic spots named after or built in memory of Sun Yat-sen are all over this city. The most well-known attractions include the Tourism Area of Sun Yat-sen's Hometown, Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence, Zhongshan. Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Sun Wen Xi Road, and Sun Yat-sen Park, and Zhongshan Film and Television City.
Tourism Area of Sun Yat-sen's Hometown
The Tourism Area of Sun Yat-sen's Hometown is about 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from urban Zhongshan, 90 kilometers (56 miles) away from Guangzhou, and faces Shenzhen and Hong Kong across the Pearl River Estuary. It is composed of the Museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Cuiheng Village, Zhongshan Town, and the Memorial Park of the 1911 Revolution, which presents the related historical sites of Sun Yat-sen from birth to revolutionary activities.
Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence
Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence designed and built by Sun Yat-sen's himself is located in Cuiheng Village, 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from urban Zhongshan, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Guangzhou, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Macao. It is a unique two-story building with red walls, balustrades in the shape of a green glaze bottle and 7 continuous arches on the upper and lower front corridors. The inner atrium is decorated according to Sun Yat-sen's living situation in around 1895. The wooden bed, desks, and chairs that sun yat-sen used in the bedroom and study are kept.
In modern times, Zhongshan has considerable development of a highway network linked with the maritime transportation on the delta. And except getting there by train which will arrive at Zhongshan Railway Station and Zhongshan North Railway Station, you can also reach travel destinations by taking the convenient urban city-bus or taxi.
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