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[Travel Guide] [Hongkong] Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum [Copy link] 中文

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Location: Kom Tong Hall (甘棠第), No.7 Castle Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Ticket: HKD10 (half price for full-time student, child, senior and disabled); free on every Wednesday, Nov 12 (the birthday of Dr. Sun Yat-sen) and Mar 12 (the deathday of Dr. Sun Yat-sen).
Opening time: 10:00-18:00 from Monday to Saturday, 10:00-19:00 on Sundays & public holidays; closed on Thursdays.
How to get there: take buses No.3B, 8, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 12M, 13, 22, 23, 23A, 23B, 28, 31, 40, 40M and 103.

Opening up on December 12, 2006 to commemorate the 140th birthday of the great statesman Sun Yat-sen, the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum is a part of Hong Kong Historical Museum. The museum is transformed from the former Kom Tang Hall of Ho Kom-tang (何甘棠, a schoolmate of Dr. Sun as well as a younger brother of a famous rich merchant in Hong Kong Ho Dong in early 20th century, who rendered supports towards Dr. Sun's revolutionary activities). Collections in the museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen display the lifetime of the great world-renowned revolutionary Mr. Sun, and his relationship with Hong Kong.

About Sun Yat-sen
Dr. Sun Yat-sen (Nov.12 1866- Mar.12 1925) was a great revolutionary and political leader of China, as well as the foremost pioneer of Nationalist China. He was regarded as the "Father of the Nation" and admired by both local and overseas Chinese and the global community. Mr. Sun was the leader of the Revolution of 1911 (辛亥革命) which has resulted in the collapse of the feudal Qing Dynasty (1636-1911) and the founding of the Republic of China. Sun Yat-sen has a close relationship with Hong Kong, which is the place that he received his secondary and university education, and cradled his revolutionary thoughts and uprising plans.

Features of the museum architecture-Kom Tang Hall

Built in 1914, the building of Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum is a model of ancient Edwardian, a 4-storey premises with a floor area of 2560 square meters. The outer wall was built of red bricks and granites, and arc-shaped gazebos were set on the first and second floors supported by Greek style pillars; the building is equipped with a front stair for the master Ho family and a back stair for servants. Because few modifications were done to the building over the decades, the original interior of the building remains.

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