This exploration route can show you a different Jiefangbei
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- This is an exploration of the historical context and a place to tell the story of old Chongqing. Recently, "Yuzhong District Places’ Name Cultural Protection and Publicity Activity - an exploration of old places’ name of old Chongqing" was launched. The reporter, together with the staff of Chongqing Cultural Relic Protection Volunteer Service General Team and more than 50 volunteers, set out from the foot of Jiefangbei, walking on the street, passing through the People's Park, Sichuan Revolutionary Martyrs Monument and other historical and cultural landmarks, and walked out of a route of Jiefangbei which you had never known.
Old city wall behind Hongyadong
The exploration started from the Jiangbei - former site of the Korean Recovery Army Headquarters, the People's Park, Sichuan Revolutionary Martyrs Monument, Chongqing Firefighters Monument - Monument of the Foundation of Jiusan Society, the Yangtze River Cableway, Luohan Temple, Jiuchikan - Shuyuan Lane - the Soviet Embassy Military Attache's Office - Cangbai Road - Zhang Peijue Monument - Daijia Lane - City Wall of Ming Dynasty and ended at the Zhenyuantang (former site of Sino-British Liaison Office).
Along the way, we heard birds sing songs, witnessed the great solemnity and serenity of monuments and appreciated the City Wall of Ming Dynasty and the river. In front of the Yuzhong Memory Wall, the old Chongqing history was recalled and the new and old cities were blended together, so that the volunteers had a different experience.
Chongqing Firefighters Monument
Yuzhong Memory of old Chongqing
Yi Dan, the commentator of the journey from Chongqing was a teacher in a tourism school. She told the reporter, "I joined the Chongqing Cultural Relic Protection Volunteer Service General Team in 2016, and today I served as the commentator for the first time. When I was a teacher, I found that many students did not go out of school to experience the edification of history and culture. Most people's impression of Chongqing Jiefangbei is to "eat, drink and be merry". In fact, Jiefangbei has profound cultural heritages. I also hope to make more people know about the “past, now and future” of Chongqing Jiefangbei through this walking visit.”
"Chongqing is a city with a long history. We need to train more volunteers to participate in the inspection of cultural relics, so as to protect historical and cultural buildings, ancient towns and ancient villages, so that people can have a more comprehensive understanding of Chongqing's history. Officials from the Chongqing Cultural Relic Protection Volunteer Service General Team said that they hoped to raise awareness of Chongqing's history and culture and explore the city's culture through such an exploration activity on foot. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)