JIEFANGBEI POSTOFFICE Takes You Back in Time

01th September 2018

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Time is slower in the past

When carriage, horse and mail need time a little bit

So slow that one needs a lifetime seeking for Mr/Ms Right

How was the previous Chongqing like? The newly opened JIEFANGBEI POSTOFFICE in Yuzhong District will take you back in the old time.

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Officially opened on 15th August, the JIEFANGBEI POSTOFFICE has drawn plenty of visitors as well as local citizens to explore precious memories of Chongqing. It provides special services such as DIYing post cards, sending letters to the future and postmarking famous attractions of Chongqing on the envelope.

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In the front of the post office, it writes “a post office recording the memories of Chongqing”. Many customers come and buy post cards for collection or for souvenirs. Miss Zhang, a visitor from Zhejiang province, said that it was her first time to come to Chongqing, and it’s very meaningful to buy some her friends some postcards with postmarks of Hongyadong, Jiefangbei, Yangtze Cableways and so on.

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Jiefangbei, known as the landmark of Chongqing, was built in 1941 and was later changed its name from “Anti-Japanese War Victory Monument” to “Chongqing People's Liberation Monument”. Liberation was “解放”(Jiefang)and Monument was “碑”(Bei)in Chinese, which is the origin of the name of Jiefangbei. It witnessed the vicissitude of Chongqing, and carried profound culture of Bayu (ancient name of Chongqing) , which was exactly the designing idea of the post office.

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There is unique scenery inside the post office, the glass mailbox in the shape of Jiefangbei statue, which is decorated with couples of clouds and an airplane at the top. You can write down your thoughts and love in the letters and put them in the transparent mailbox, and “see” the airplane carry them to all over the world.

Address: No. 3 Minquan Road, Yuzhong District

Opening time: 9:00 a.m.—22:30 p.m.



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