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Monument of the People's Heroes, Beijing

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The Monument to the People's Heroes is a ten-story obelisk that was erected as a national monument of the People's Republic of China to the martyrs of revolutionary struggle during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is located in the southern part of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, to the north of Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. The monument was built in accordance with a resolution of the First Plenary Session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference adopted on November 30, 1949, with construction lasting from August 1952 to May 1958. The architect of the monument was Liang Sicheng, with some elements designed by his wife, Lin Huiyin. The civil engineer, Chen Zhide (陈志德) was also instrumental in realising the final product.The monument has also served as the centre of large-scale mourning activities that later developed into protest and unrest, such as the deaths of Premier Zhou Enlai (which developed into the Tiananmen Square protests of 1976) and Hu Yaobang (which developed into the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989).DescriptionThe monument has an estimated height of and covers an area of. It weighs over 10000t and contains about 17,000 pieces of marble and granite from Qingdao, Shandong Province, and the nearby Fangshan District.
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  • This huge monument, located in the center of Tiananmen square, is not always accessible. If you manage to get close to it, try to look at the details, as it's quite elaborated.  more »
  • This monument is very nice to look at. It is incredibly detailed and shows people the time of Mao's China. The two monuments boom before the entrance to the mausoleum where Mao is. When you're on the Tiananmen Square, you should make a short detour here!
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  • Ok
  • You r not allowed even get close to the monument.
  • So smoggy.
  • Must-see part of Tiananmen Square.
  • 只可远观,不可近看