We recently visited the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall during our recent weekend trip to Macau, finding this free attraction potentially interesting for those wanting to learn more about the founder of the Republic of China, which is more commonly known as the government in present day Taiwan.
This attraction is at the location of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's original residence in Macau. However, the present house was not lived in by this important historical figure. The original house was paid for and constructed by his grandson after a nearby building's holding munitions exploded. We found the building to be rather unconventional considering the eclectic mix of architectural designs. Anyway within this three story building, numerous rooms are set up with exhibits that relate to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's life. The ground floor main room has a good timeline of events giving a pretty good overview of Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s milestones.
There is an active library of sorts found on the ground floor which is stocked with Chinese reading materials. The upstairs rooms are somewhat dry and we found them to be less interesting, although the current exhibition at the top floor featuring Dr. Sun Yat Sen's relations with America and his top American aid, named Homer Lea, was a sufficiently intriguing addition to the Memorial's collection. Lastly there is a bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen found in the outside area of the Memorial Hall.
Overall, those with a particular interest in Dr. Sun Yat Sen might enjoy finding this Memorial. Other visitors, particularly with short stays in the city, will probably not find this a priority visit and may want to concentrate their time and efforts on attractions that are more important and specific to Macau.
Tip: If you are planning to visit Hong Kong, you might want to consider visiting the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Museum in Central instead. This museum hosts a much larger collection of artifacts, pictures, letters and other parphenernalia pertaining to his life and offers a better overall experience.
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