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Zhang Jian Memorial Hall through the seasons

chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2020-01-13

The Zhang Jian Memorial Hall is located in Changle town, Haimen, a county-level city in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province.

It was built in the 1980s to pay tribute to Zhang Jian, a famous Nantong industrialist and renowned academic. He founded China's first large cotton spinning factory – the Dasheng Yarn Factory – and formed an industrial cluster in the city by setting up schools, shops, docks, and companies involved in oil extraction, flour milling, and iron and silk production.

The memorial has a typical Jiangnan-style garden featuring traditional Chinese buildings, bridges, and a flowing stream. It covers an area of 2.2 hectares and is home to thousands of collections, including pictures and items recording Zhang's contributions to the industrial development of modern China.

It has received more than 300,000 visitors since opening to the public and was designated as a provincial-level patriotism education center in 2002.

Let's have a look at the hall throughout the four seasons:

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Flowers are in full bloom at the Zhang Jian Memorial Hall in spring. [Photo by Qin Peixin/WeChat account: haimenfabu]

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