An abandoned salt field turned into the largest city square in Asia, this square is the pride of Dalian

time:2022-12-10 00:30:50 source:kilakilavilla.com author:Coastline
An abandoned salt field turned into the largest city square in Asia, this square is the pride of Dalian

Dalian is a beautiful coastal city and the largest port in Northeast China. In the southern coastal scenic area of ​​Dalian, there is the largest city square in Asia, which is almost three times the size of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Many people who have been to Dalian know that this square is Xinghai Square. Its predecessor was an abandoned salt field. There is also another saying that it is a landfill. It is such a place that the famous Xinghai Square was built. Xinghai Square covers an area of ​​1.1 million square meters and is the largest city square in Asia. It was built on July 16, 1993 and completed on June 30, 1997. Judging from the completion date, this is a project to commemorate the return of Hong Kong , built to commemorate the return of Hong Kong. Xinghai Square was built by using those garbage to reclaim 114 hectares of land from the sea, and then developed 62 hectares of land around it to build such a large city square. The center of Xinghai Square is paved with 999 pieces of Sichuan red marble. There are also 5 large palace lanterns with a height of 12.34 meters around it. In the center of the original square, there is the largest white marble watch in the country, with a height of 19.97 meters. There are eight dragons carved under the column, a total of nine dragons, which means China's Kyushu. However, the Xinghai Square Huabiao was demolished in 2016. It is said that the Kowloon Huabiao was too high and affected feng shui, so it was demolished. Around the square, there are 9 big tripods, each of which is engraved with a character. The characters of the nine tripods form the nine characters of "Long Live the Great Unity of the Chinese Nation", symbolizing the unity of the people of the whole country. The central avenue of the square is paved with red bricks, and the square is surrounded by large musical fountains, convention and exhibition centers, etc. Due to the huge area of ​​Xinghai Square, many tourists cannot see the whole picture, so they can only look at the flowers and choose the key points. The Centennial City Sculpture was built in 1999 to commemorate the centenary of Dalian's founding as a city. The century-old city sculpture is 100 meters long and 50 meters wide, covering an area of ​​5,000 square meters, like an open book lying on the coast. The city sculpture has left more than a thousand long footprints of people from all walks of life. These footprints lead to the sea from north to south. At the end, there are two statues of children. One of the children pointed to the direction of the sea, as if telling tourists, look, far away. There is the sea. At the end of the century-old city sculpture is an open book-shaped square facing the boundless sea. One side of Xinghai Square faces the sea. Standing here, you can see the vast sea. The fly in the ointment is that there is a sea-crossing bridge in the sea that blocks the view. With such a block of the Haiqiao, the line of sight becomes not so wide. Like Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Xinghai Square is also one of Dalian's landmarks and the pride of Dalian city. Tourists who come to Dalian will come to Xinghai Square to check in. Here, you will definitely understand the urban picture of Dalian, the seaside city. Sometimes you can see the Dalian Mounted Policewoman, which is a landscape of Xinghai Square. Such a square has added brilliance to Dalian. However, as more and more high-rise buildings are built around it, will it occupy the site of the square in the future? This is not easy to say.

(Responsible editor:Riding)

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