Zhongshan launched the 3rd national cultural relic census in September, 2007, and finished fieldwork survey and passed the inspection taken by Guangdong Province Census Office in December, 2009. Through cultural relic census, we have mastered the distribution and historical values of the irremovable cultural relics in Zhongshan, laying foundation for the future protection of the township historical and cultural heritages. Through cultural relic census, we have recognized 731 irremovable cultural relics, including 393 reexamined cultural relics and 338 new discovered ones.
Since the original national and provincial cultural relics protection units are in a relatively small number, we take the declaration for a well-known historical and cultural city as the driving force, and take effective measures to launch the declaration of the national and provincial cultural relic protection units. In 2008, Zhongshan Memorial School and 12 other cultural relic spots were issued as the 5th batch of Guangdong Province Cultural Relic Protection Units by Guangdong Province Government. In 2009, Zhongshan Municipal Government verified 37 spots as the municipal cultural relic protection units. So far, the number of the cultural relic protection units has increased from the previous 36 before 2008 to 75, marking the enhancement of cultural relic protection.
In the recent years, over 36 million yuan has been invested by Zhongshan Government for the maintenance of cultural relics and construction of museums, for instance, Xiangshan Commercial Cultural Museum and Zhongshan (China) Radio Museum have been constructed successively, and 14 cultural relic spots such as the Former Residence of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Former Residence of Yang Yin, the Former Residence of Lu Haodong, and the site of Zhujiang Army Headquarter have been remedied. Zhongshan Government also inputs expenses in stipulating the Planning on Cuiheng Village Historical and Cultural Protection and the Planning on the Tourism Development of Cuiheng Village, so as to accelerate the construction of the national 5A Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hometown Tourist Resort. Besides, the towns positively invest money in launching the relative protection work, for instance, 13 million yuan has been invested by Nantang Governmnet for the reformation of the external environment that matches the architectural complex of Chen Family Ancestral Hall; 8 million yuan has been invested by Huangpu Town for the construction of Piaose Museum; 30 million yuan has been invested by Sanxing Town for the construction projects matching the external environment of the Former Residence of Zheng Guanying.Go Back