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Flood Control Memorial Tower

695 Reviews
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Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 5-10 minutes
Address: Zhongyang Street, Daoli District, Harbin

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Located on the south bank of the picturesque Songhua River, the terminal square of Central Street, Daoli District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, it was built in 1958 to commemorate the people of Harbin overcoming the great flood in 1957. It is a symbol of this heroic city. It was jointly designed by former Soviet designer Bagis Zierev and Harbin Institute of Technology second-generation architect Lee Kuan Yew. The Harbin People’s Flood Control Victory Memorial Tower won the highest honor award in China's construction industry. The memorial tower is composed of a three-dimensional tower body and an attached corridor. The tower is 22.5 meters high. The tower base is made of block stones, which means that the embankment is firm and indestructible. The fountain in front of the tower base symbolizes the brave and intelligent people of Harbin. The river water is tamed into a long stream of thin water, which will benefit the people and benefit the people. The lower level of the tower represents the altitude of 119.72 meters, marking the highest water level when the flood inundated Harbin in 1932; the upper level represents the altitude of 120.30 meters, marking the time when the people of the city defeated the flood in 1957 The highest water level.

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  • AustraliaAustralia

    Impressive monument

    It is just a monument on the river, doesnt seem to have any English on it but does have a big height line. I would assume this is where the floodwaters got to. It would have put a lot of the riverside...

    Reviewed on /Date(1579047719000+0800)/
  • JennyGoh2305

    Next to Song Hua River

    Came here twice with my family members- once at night and during the day. Stalin Park is just next to this and must walk at night. At that time, there were works going on at Stalin Park and the monu...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578314926000+0800)/
  • LG_Kay

    Memorial Tower

    This memorial tower is quite ordinary in structure and design, but its historical significance draws tourists to this tower. It commemorates the victory of the people during the great flood in 1957. L...

    Reviewed on /Date(1577843913000+0800)/
  • Funambulator
    Sydney Olympic Park, Australia

    Impressive central monument overlooking the Songhua

    Located on the Songhua riverfront at the end of Harbin’s most celebrated tourist street (Z.Y. Street), the Memorial is a monument to those Harbiners whose lives were impacted on by the 1957 flood cata...

    Reviewed on /Date(1567627343000+0800)/
  • Daniel A
    Daniel A
    Beijing, China

    Warm sunny July day

    We were out and about shopping and spending time in Zhongyang Pedestrian Street and if you walk the entire length of the street, you’ll come to this monument. It was constructed to honor those that sa...

    Reviewed on /Date(1563403526000+0800)/

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The Flood Control Memorial Tower is located on the square at the northern end of Central Street and is one of the famous landmarks in Harbin. The flood control memorial tower is magnificent in shape, and the architectural design is full of rich Russian style. In addition, the location is relatively wide, so it is a tourist attraction. The flood control memorial tower is a cylinder. The tower body depicts the vivid plot of the past over the flood in relief. The top of the tower is a sculpture of the image of workers, peasants and intellectuals, showing the heroic image of defeating the flood.
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