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Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park - Hong Kong's homage to the great Chinese historic figure

Sun Yat Sen Memorial ParkSun Yat Sen Memorial Park, formerly named Western Park, is a waterfront park in Sai Ying Pun facing the Victoria Harbour. It is located near the entrance of the Western Harbour Tunnel and adjacent to the Western Park Sports Centre.

In 2002, the government renamed it to Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in honor of the great Chinese historic figure. It was reported that the Hong Kong government spent more than five hundred million dollars on the park and the adjacent swimming pool complex.

The park boasts of a vast main ceremonial space which is circular in shape. Serving as a centerpiece is a 5 metre high statue of Dr Sun Yat-Sen sculpted by a local artist, Zhu Dacheng.

Another park attraction is the 10 metre chime tower near the football court. The traditional chime tower have five bells which represents the five branches of government as stated in The Constitution of the Republic of China as suggested by Sun.

There are also a reflecting pond plaza and several sculptures in the park including the "Four Bandits" which was based on a photograph of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and his friends, taken at the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese.

The park also features a children's playground, an elderly corner with walking tiles and fitness equipment, a 7-a-side artificial turf soccer pitch, two basketball courts, changing rooms, toilets and ample car park.

How get to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park

By MTR: Get off at Sheung Wan Station Exit D. Cross the footbridge to the Macau Ferry Terminal, and then go west along the coast. Or take Bus: 4X, 43X, 90B or 94X

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Photo Gallery

 

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