Sanhe Dam Battle Memorial Park

( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2011-04-07

The Sanhe Dam Battle Memorial Park stands on the top of Bizhi Mountain at Huidong Village, Sanhe Town, and covers an area of 180,000 square meters. It is a martyr commemoration building under state key protection, a historical relic under provincial protection and a patriotic education base for Meizhou City and Dabu County.

Sanhe Dam Battle Martyr Monument

The monument is set inside the Martyrs' Cemetery in Bizhi Mountain and is surrounded by green pines and cypresses. The monument is 15-meter high and made of 344 close-grained granite blocks in 35 different sizes.

The front face of the monument is engraved with the personal inscription of Zhu De,the top military commander in 1949: “August 1” Nanchang Uprising Army Sanhe Dam Battle Martyr Monument. On the pedestal, the tablet inscription of Zhou Shidi, Commander of Division 25, is also engraved.

Sanhe Dam Battle Memorial Hall

Covering a 3,000-square-meter area, Sanhe Dam Battle Memorial Hall is a typical Hakka hall-type building of white walls and black tiles, giving it a solemn appearance.

The memorial hall has three exhibition halls, named after key battle events: “Nanchang Uprising”, “Sanhe Dam Battle” and “Joining forces in Jinggang Mountain”. Together they exhibit 108 rare and precious historical pictures and more than 100 historical relics, truly representing the memorable history of Chinese army.

The 18-square-meter miniature replica of the Sanhe Dam Battle, located in the main entrance hall, provides visitors with a clear sense of the battle at a glance.

Statue of Zhu De

The Statue of Zhu De, locating between the Sanhe Dam Battle Memorial Hall and the “August 1” Nanchang Uprising Sanhe Dam Battle Martyr Monument, is 3.98-meter high and two-ton weight. The statue depicts Zhe De in full marshal dress sitting on a black marble pedestal gazing affectionately at this land for which he fought bravely.