Jiefangbei, which stands in the most prosperous downtown of Chongqing where Yangtze River cruises start is not only the symbol of civilization but also the evidence for history of half a century. It is referred to as Chongqing’s mother town, which is backed up by plentiful cultural gatherings, vibrant streets and enthusiastic people, representing a city in the eyes of the local people and serving as a pronoun for Chongqing in the eyes of peoples outside of Chongqing.
Liberation Monument (Jiefangbei)
Jiefangbei, or the People’ s Liberation Monument, formerly known as the Monument of Victory in the War of Resistance, is a 27.5 meter highs structure. It is one of the symbolic constructions in Chongqing City, southwest China. The image of it can be easily found in many types of Chinese merchandise.
The stele was originally of wooden structure, called as "The Soul Castle" and opened to the public in March 12, 1940, which was the date commemorating the death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (sūn zhōng shān 孙中山), the founding father of modern China. The stele was then rebuilt after the victory of the Anti-Japanese War in 1945, christened as "The War Victory Stele". In 1950, General Liu Bocheng(1892 - 1986) inscribed "Chongqing People's Liberation Stele". This drab clock tower is for the celebration of the Communists’ liberation of the city from seventy years of colonial and right-wing occupation. Historically speaking, the reality is that we Chongqing's development and changes of a witness, also the most prosperous business in one place, on behalf of Chongqing. There is a saying that there will be no less than Jiefangbei to Chongqing.
"First Street West "
10 years ago December 27, the first commercial pedestrian street in China built, Jiefangbei Street opened. In the past 10 years, in the pedestrian street, driven by rapid economic development of Jiefangbei shopping, taken on business, trade dual function, it is the very core of Chongqing CBD area, become a well-deserved "First Street West".
Today, it is the center of the city marked as Chongqing’s commercial heart, isolated by broad, paved pedestrian square and glassy offices. The shopping square, completed at the end of 1997, is 400 meters from east to west, and 350 meters from north to south, covering an area of 24,400 square meters.
As the catering business is thriving in Chongqing, many food streets are forming gradually and naturally. The area around Jiefangbei, Bayi Street teems with street vendors and restaurants. Many local snacks are worth tasting, but only if you are adventurous with hot and spicy experiences of China tours! The street is full of small stalls and restaurants offering dishes from the entire country. Traditional hotpot, Wangyazi , Hot and Sour Rice Noodles, and the Vegetarian restaurant at the Nengren Temple are great places to try.
One of Chongqing’s well-known name cards is beauty. It’s famous that Chongqing produces beauties. There is a popular saying that only when you come to Chongqing, you understand you marry too early. Though it may be a joke, you can see the effect of Chongqing girls in all over the country. Chongqing girls enjoy catching fanshion, so as the most prosperous area in Chongqing, Jiefangbei is the best place for you to experience the beauty of Chongqing. Just Stand under the People’ s Liberation Monument, you will have too much to observe.
Address : Centre of Chongqing, Chongqing Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street, The Yuzhong peninsular.
Transportation : Bus 401, 402, 405, 413, 418, 481, 301, 303, 251, 215, 103, 104, 105, 111, 112, 122.
Admission : Free.
Opening hour : Anytime.
For your free China vacation deals in Chongqing, Jiefangbei should be listed on your plan sheet.
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