The Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is located in the original site of Sun Yat-sen's Presidential Office on the south slope of Yuexiu Hill. It was built in 1931 with the funds raised by the Guangzhou people and overseas Chinese in memory of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the pioneer of China's bourgeois democratic revolution.
Dr. Sun Yatsen, the founder of Guomintang which over threw the Qing monarchy, made Guangzhou his headquarters during the 1920's. In 1931, the Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall was built in Guangzhou. Constructed in traditional Chinese style with an octagonal shape, the hall remains an important meeting place. A bronze statue of Dr. Sun was placed in front of the hall in 1956 after the Communists came to power. The building today in many ways symbolizes the city, and has become a key venue for the city's large-scale meetings and performances.