The Yunnan Army Lecture Hall was founded in 1909. It is a well-preserved military academy in modern Chinese history. It has cultivated a group of outstanding military generals in the modern history of my country and even Asia, such as Zhu De, Marshal Ye Jianying and North Korea. Chairman Cui Yongjian, South Korean Founding Prime Minister Li Fanshi, etc. It used to be an important revolutionary stronghold of the "heavy nine" uprising in Kunming. During the national defense movement, the war of resistance against Japan and the war of liberation, a large number of teachers and students of the martial arts hall died for the country and became benevolent, which had a great impact on modern history.
In 1988, the former site of the Yunnan Army Lecture Hall was announced by the State Council as a national key cultural relic protection unit, and the protection and management of the former site were fully launched in accordance with the law. Protection and management according to law. As of 2002, with the care and support of the cultural relics authorities at all levels, the relocation and resettlement of the original household units and the repair of cultural relics have been basically completed, and the original site of the cultural relics has been used to open a theme exhibition. It has become an important part of the historical and cultural city of Kunming and an important place for cultural activities. In 2005, the Central Propaganda Department named it the third batch of national patriotic education demonstration bases.
The former site of Yunnan Army Lecture Hall is located on the west bank of Cuihu in the main urban area of Kunming. It is a famous military academy with great influence and good preservation in modern Chinese history. The original area of more than 70000 square meters, the south for the training playground, the north for a variety of building facilities. Its grand scale and majestic architecture were the first of the martial arts halls in all parts of the country at that time. The remaining area now covers an area of 36,000 square meters.
The main building of the lecture hall is the walking horse corner building built in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. With a construction area of 7611 square meters, it is composed of four two-story buildings with a length of 120 meters, a width of 10 meters and a height of 10 meters. The corridor at the corner of the building connects the east, west, south and north buildings. Buildings for the soil, wood, stone structure, architectural style for the combination of Chinese and Western.
The playground area in the lecture hall is 12000 square meters. The total construction area of the main building is 7000 square meters. The south and north buildings were originally student dormitories, the west building was classrooms and the east building was the office of the school department. The main building was built with donations from overseas Chinese. The corridor in the building connects the east, west, south and north buildings into one. The corridor is 480 meters long and can be called the longest corridor in China.