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“A central square with a lovely view.”

Chongqing People's Square
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“A central square with a lovely view.”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

With the magnificent People's Hall on one side and the lovely Three Gorges museum on the other, this is a lovely central square in downtown Chongqing.
The square is especially beautiful after dark, as the entire area is stunningly illuminated.

Visited April 2013
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“Truly a people's plaza”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

We went in the afternoon to while away our time. There were not as many people considering it was a working day. As you walk towards the three gorges museum, You would know you are in a favorite spot of mothers airing their babies, from the stench of urine in the area. In china, babies have slits on their pants bottoms , so when their kids pee or move their bowels, the mommies just hold their kids in a squatting position and let the baby do his/her thing without removing their pants!!! I saw a mommy holding a baby who was defecating onto a piece of paper ! And a toilet was just nearby ! I suppose this must be the Chinese custom because I see this kind of thing even in malls !

Visited February 2014
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Hong Kong
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“A replica of old houses back in time”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

The square's main structure is a relica of old houses back in time. From outside, it provides very good photo taking opportunity. But once inside, it is like any of other shopping arcade selling food, and whatever items targeting at tourists.

Do go up to the top floor to have a view of the city. There in the open air is a couple of bronze statues/scuplture worth picture-taking, expecially the one with a mother holding her child while the younger one tries crawling up the table to get some food. Very vivid!

Visited December 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Could have been anywhere...”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

They call this the Time Square of the city... and it remotely has that feel.. But all the stores were luxury brands, which you can find anywhere. I prefer the Jiefangbei Square area for a more real neighborhood feel.

Visited October 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“local rhythm”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

"Lenin" is a name of the road to the square and thus makes this place a political atmosphere. We arrived the People's Square in the afternoon and full of people. I have a clearer idea about the China's One Child Policy here, as the square was occupied by many grand-moms taking care of their grand-children (parents may be working). Many senior (old) men and women came out in a group for relaxing, chating, playing card, exercising etc. It is a nice place to see the local life style.

Visited October 2013
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