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Chongqing People's Square

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A Brief Introduction to Chongqing People's Square

Located in Xuetianwan, Renmin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing People's Square was built in 1997 with an area of 25,000 square meters among which 11,800 square meters' are green. The square's ground was paved with granite, equipped with music fountains and decorated by flowers. It is a square for municipal administration, citizens' leisure and culture, as well as grand fairs, great ceremonies and activities.

Main Buildings at Chongqing People's Square

Chongqing People's Grand Hall

Chongqing People's Grand Hall, the symbolic building of Chongqing People's Square, was constructed from June 1951 to April 1954. It was determined to build by Deng Xiaoping and Helong and designed by architect Zhang Jiade.

Chongqing People's Grand Hall is composed of one auditorium, East Building, South Building, and North Building. The auditorium is 65 meters high with an inner diameter of 46.33 meters and can hold 5000 people.

As an antique national architectural complex, Chongqing People's Grand Hall adopted the traditional architectural form of axis symmetric, matched with arcades and wings, ended with towers, and well-proportioned in facade. It was built like an amplified Temple of Heaven in Beijing with the intention to imply the prosperity of our country and the peaceful life of our people.

Three Gorges Museum

Three Gorges Museum of Chongqing is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution for the preservation, research and exhibition of the historical and cultural heritage in Chongqing and Three Gorges area, as well as the material evidence for human environment. It is an important cultural infrastructure for cultivating and promoting our national spirit.

The main building of Three Gorges Museum is huge and magnificent in appearance and rich in connotation. From the front side, it constitutes a trinity together with the People's Square and the Grand Auditorium. It was built complying with the landform and integrated with the mountain, presenting a garden landscape with the theme of hills and water.