People’s Liberation Monument is located in Yuzhong District of Chongqing, where Mingzu Road, Minquan Road and Zongrong Road converge. It is 90 feet (27.5 meters) high and can be reached by winding stairs. People’s Liberation Monument was constructed on March 12, 1940, the 15th anniversary of Mr. Sun Yat-sen’s death, the “Father of the Republic of China.” The building is timber-structured, and is referred to as the Spiritual Fortress of China. It was reconstructed in 1945 after the victory of War of Resistance against the Japanese and was named People’s Liberation Monument in 1950.
Today, the People’s Liberation Monument complex has transformed into the most flourishing business zone in Chongqing, where lofty buildings, large department stores, theaters, dancing halls, markets, bookstores, hotels, souvenir shops, and restaurants are easy to find. No matter what you need, People’s Liberation Monument area has something for you. Here, visitors can not only discover the folk culture of Chongqing but also enjoy the tasty snacks of Chongqing.
The Bayi Road in the People’s Liberation Monument area is the snack-hub of Chongqing, where various delicious treats are sold. Due to its prime location, business there is brisk. The hot and sour rice noodles in Haoyoulai Restaurant are highly recommended.
The People’s Liberation Monument area is also an recreational paradise, where KTVs, bars, clubs, tea houses and western restaurants are all available. The Crazy World and Bar Street on Nanbing Road are all great places to discover the nightlife of Chongqing.
Location: The crossing of Mingzu Road, Minquan Road and Zongrong Road, Yuzhong District
Admission Fee: Free of charge
How to get there: From the Central Exchange Square: Take the bus No. 401, 402, 405, 413, 418, 481, 301, 303, 251, 215, 103, 104, 105, 111, 112 and 122 to get to.