More honoured by history of China during new time the foreigner
Strict planning of the centre of Shihchiachuang is formed by a network of the being crossed long highways running from the North on the South and from the East on the West and changing the names several times on the way. Osnovnaya Street crossing the city from the East on the West, slightly to the north жд the station, – the most interesting. The bus No. 5 down the street goes. Having passed 5 (enough long) quarters on the West from the station on a site, called Chzhunshanl (Zhongshan Lu), you leave to the Memorial of Martyrs (ежедн.; 06. 00-17. 00), to invariable, severe park on which district two foreigners whom history of China and Chinese esteem heroes of revolution are buried. In east part of park there is a grave of the Canadian doctor Normen Betyyun, learn which you can on the gravestone decorated with an ornament, photo-exhibition and a statue identical to those that Betyyuna in Montreal is on the square. Betyyun (1890-1939), whose remains have been transported here in 1953. from Canada on a desperate request of the Chinese government, was the remarkable physician.
After service to republicans in days of Civil war in Spain idealistic nature has carried away Betyyun to China. Considering a duty to help communists with their fight against Japanese, he participated practically in all huge fights, and when the Chinese red army (later People’s liberation army of China) has appeared tired out in Yanjan finally «A great campaign», became Mao’s authorised representative. Devotion of the doctor to own business has made so strong reminiscence on future chairman that later he urged Chinese «to study more than once dedication at doctor Betyyun». And that and at present – one of the most known foreigners in China, a tribute which the history of China during new time gives Betyyun also, partly explains placement of many of them to Canadians.
The Chinese park with a museum on its district
In east part of park with not smaller honours have buried Dvarkanatkh Kotnis (1900-1942) – one of 5 Indian physicians who have arrived to China in the 1930th. Having lived in the country actually ten years, he shortly before the death has joined the ranks of Communist party of China (PDA). And activity of both doctors the small museum which includes the Chinese park in the district is devoted to life. Among its exhibits – writing-books in what they practised in the Chinese letter, and rough surgical tools with which they should work in severe marching aspects. Among numerous photos – Betyyun operating by the light of a torch and talking to Mao’s pictures.
To the East from the station (and behind it) the new site of the road – to Chzhunshandunla (Zhongshan Dong Lu) – a trading zone of the city where there are fitness centres in China and some department stores largest of which is grandiose by sight the 5-storeyed department store "Beygo" – (Bei Guo Department Store) begins. In several quarters the interesting Museum of the Province of Hebei which visit is foreseen by the cheapest rounds to China (пн is located to the East from it surprisingly. – пт.; 09. 00-11. 30 and 14. 00-17. 30; V10). In halls on the ground floor temporary exhibitions of local production are held, and on the top floors impressing historical artefacts are exposed. The small terracotta army opened by archeologists at research of a tomb located nearby, and the funeral jade dress above are exhibited at one of halls an integral skull of a mammoth with tusks. In other hall devoted to modern history, photos of fields of fights and the village model with a labyrinth of the underground tunnels, illustrating as fighters of the Chinese red army disappeared from enemies are shown the tool.
Though what rest in China from Khabarovsk will be remembered to you for a long time. To it I testify the photos of tourists placed on our portal.