The total area of Zhongshan historical city proper is 198.13 hectares. Having experienced hundreds of years¡¯ vicissitudes, the framework ¡°Mountain, Water, City¡± of historical city proper, Yandun Mountain and Shiqi River is still clear.
The traditional arcades inside the historical city proper have distinctive features. They are mainly distributed along West Sunwen Road, Central Sunwen Road, Taiping Road, Gongchen Road, Yuelai Road, Minsheng Road, Taian Road and other old historical streets. The arcades along the West Sunwen Road, the west section of the Central Sunwen Road, the south section of Taiping Road, and the north section of Yuelai Road are relatively abundant, continuous, and in relatively sound preservation.
The historical city proper includes 3 historical and cultural districts, namely, West Sunwen Road, Xishan Temple, and Congshan Hall historical and cultural districts, and 12 historical sections. The city proper has abundant historical heritages, such as 2 provincial cultural relic protection units¡ªYandunshan Tower and Zhongshan County Martyrs¡¯ Monument, 5 municipal cultural relic protection units, and 57 historical buildings. Historical city proper has been the commercial center of Zhongshan city. Yong¡¯an Company, Sihao Hotel and other architectures on the West Sunwen Road record the glorious past history. The historical city proper has preserved a series of footsteps of the activities of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, including Chinese and Western Drugstore founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, ¡°Tian¡±(Chinese character)-shaped Wharf¡± located in the east of Qijiang Bridge in Shiqi, Xiangshan Chamber of Commerce on the West Sunwen Road, Risheng Silver Store, Zhongshan Monument Library in Xishan Temple.Go Back