Retrieving memory of Chongqing “mother city”
A city going through changes can see its flourish. Insiders have disputes on the way of displaying the Taiping Gate since its discovery. In addition to the “Gates Song” passing from mouth to mouth, the memory of “seventeen gates” finally becomes firmly established.
The Renhe Gate, closed to Taiping Gate, sits there silently. It is the only closed gate found in Chongqing so far. It is no longer a gate safeguarding the city, but a memory carrier.
Traditional feature areas are being reconstructed in Chongqing to protect the historical context. The Maanshan Traditional Feature Area is one such feature, and it is located behind the Grand Hall. The repair of the Former Residence of Shen Junru in the feature area has been basically completed.