A tranquil view of the Dujiang Battle Memorial Park in Jingjiang city. [Photo provided to etaizhou.gov.cn]
Located in Jingjiang city in East China's Jiangsu province, the Dujiang Battle Memorial Park is an outdoors museum in memory of the critical and decisive battle in the late 1940s for the People's Liberation Army to win the War of Liberation (1945-1949).
Literally, Dujiang means "crossing the Yangtze River". On April 21, 1949, the battle was launched in Jingjiang. More than 300,000 locals joined the People's Liberation Army and set out on the "first sailing on the eastern front" to cross the Yangtze River.
Moving sculptures showcasing the historic scene – when locals joined the People's Liberation Army and set the "first sailing on the eastern front" to cross the Yangtze river – are located in the Dujiang Battle Memorial Park. [Photo provided to etaizhou.gov.cn]
The park covers a total area of 60,000 square meters, including 8,000 sq m of squares and 1,000 sq m of floor space for the memorial building. It presents how the battle developed and how the People's Liberation Army crossed the Yangtze River with great courage and went on to victory.
Twenty 10-meter high artistic sails are displayed horizontally along the Jingjiang section of the Yangtze River. The central part of the park is set out with sculptures to showcase the vivid images of the Jingjiang people volunteering to support the People's Liberation Army in the battle.
The memorial hall, themed "the first sailing of the eastern front", features various exhibitions demonstrating the history of the critical battle.
A view of the Dujiang Battle Memorial Park. [Photo provided to etaizhou.gov.cn]