Mao Zedong's Former Residence (Shao Shan), Shaoshan

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See the birthplace and childhood home of the great Mao Zedong at Mao Zedong's Former Residence (Shao Shan). Onsite tour guides take you through the leader’s fully preserved bedroom, with his desk, books, and letters still intact. Inspect photographs of Mao and his family as you move through the house and examine their bedrooms, kitchen, and relics of their former life. Visit the room with Mao’s statue, which also serves as a souvenir shop. Bear in mind that souvenir vendors might get pushy, and due the to historical importance of the site, you might have to wait in long queues with large crowds. You can find information boards in English as well as Chinese. Plan trip to Shaoshan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Use a licensed guide. Traveling by the high way cuts the time required. Basically, a typical village house that is attached to another. There are pig and cow pen within the house, in addition to farm ...  more »
  • We went in April and the lineup was ridiculous. We waited 2 hours. They don't allow you to bring your bags or any liquids with you. The people in line would stand right next to you so their body is ri...  more »
  • I went on a super hot day that was about 41C. The queue is super long but luckily we had a short cut but still waited about ten mins on line. It is a small but interesting view into Chairman Mao's hom...  more »

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