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Zhongshan Square

Introducing Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan Square guide,Zhongshan Square Travel Guide
Article from Dalian Municipal Commission of Tourism
Edited by Sharleen

Built up in 1899 by Russians, Zhongshan Square is the oldest square in Dalian. Its name evolved from the "Nicholas Square" under Tsarist Russian concession, to "Big Plaza" within the Japanese colonization, and then "Zhongshan" (the formal name of Dr. Sun Yat-sen) after the Liberation (1945). Zhongshan Square lies in the eastern part of the city. The diameter of this round-shaped square reaches 200 meters, 36 series of acoustics stand around the square of 22, 000 square meters.

The Zhongshan Square is also the first musical square in China. In 1995, 36 sets of audio systems were equipped around it. At every dawn and dusk, people crowd here to play Chinese chess, kick shuttlecocks, dance, do Taijiquan (Shadow Boxing) or see an outdoor movie, watch an entertainment show or enjoy concerts companied by the flowing music in the air. An open dance stage is located in the center of the square.

Around the Zhongshan Square, there are ten different European style architectures that compose of the financial center of Dalian. Many of these buildings were built by the Russians before the end of the Russo-Japanese war. The skyline behind the old buildings is dominated by modern skyscrapers, a symbol of the future of this vibrant city. Owing to the well remedy and maintenance by the government, they still keep their beauty under the years' baptism. They also augment bright to this city today.

Quick Facts on Zhongshan Square

• Name: Zhongshan Square
• Location: Zhongshan District
• Dates: 1898
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
• Opening Hours: All day
• Admission Fee: Free

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