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August 1st Square

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August 1st Square in Nanchang reputed as the window of Nanchang, was built during August 1, 1977 to January 8, 1979, in memory of Nanchang Uprising.


The size of this square is 78,000m2 now after a reconstruction taking place beginning in 2002. Since the day it was finished, it has always been the second largest square in China, after Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Ever since it was constructed, this square became a main site for most big-scale ceremonies and marches. To ordinary residents, due to the extremely hot and humid climate in Nanchang, the square was a popular place for outdoor lounging during summer nights. A music fountain, which was built in the south of the square, has become a favourite destination for people, especially in summer nights.