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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 sculpture is really lovely and is not dissimilar to the one on the Waterfront in Lisbon and has been produced for much the same reasons. IF you go anywhere near Tiananmen Square make sure you loo...  more »
  • This Obelisk is located at the exit of the mausoleum of Mao, in the Centre of Tiananmen Square and at the entrance also from the forbidden city. The Chinese give great importance to this type of monuments and claim to its past and to all those who have helped create his career. The place is amazing along with the entire landscape that accompanies and if they are lucky enough to enjoy it a sunny day with blue sky you can feel proud.
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  • This is a massive monument in the centre of Tiananmen Square. At 38 metres high, it stands out in the flat square surrounding it. The monument is dedicated to the people who lost their lives during th...  more »
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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