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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. Arrange your visit to Mao Zedong's Former Residence (Shao Shan) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Shaoshan using our Shaoshan family vacation planner.
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  • Worth a visit if you are in Hunan. An hour away from Changsha. The place to go if you do not have time for Zhangjiajie  more »
  • Many foreigners do not know where he was born and got surprised that he was born in Hunan province. It is absolute a highlight for those people who are intrested in President Mao.I am President Mao's ...  more »
  • Well I have to say I found it rather interesting visiting the place where Mao was born and lived as a child. It was very cold though.  more »