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Former residence of Mao Dun

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Recommended sightseeing time:0.5 hour
Address:Wuzhenzhen, Tongxiang, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China, 314501

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In the east gate of Wuzhen, there was the former residence of Mr. Mao Dun, which was 600 square meters, and was divided into two houses, the former one being three flat houses, the bedroom, study, guest room, etc., the backyard was a small garden of chic, with bamboo and palm trees. The whole building adopts the traditional wooden structure, simple and unadorned, with the quiet elegance of the generational book. In his book "Dadishan River", Mr. Mao Dun wrote: "The back door of the family is the river, standing at the back door, you can use buckets to draw water, midnight dream back, you can hear the humming, and drift past ......" He wrote that is Wuzhen.

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This former residence is the ancestral home of the revolutionary writer Mao Dun (Shen Yanbing). It is located at the intersection of Guanqian Street and Xinhua Road in Wuzhen. It is a traditional timber-framed residential building commonly seen in Jiangsu and Zhejiang. The residence was built in the mid-nineteenth century and is a Qing Dynasty Jiangnan folk house. There are two houses, front and back. The three rooms in the front main house are Mao Dun’s bedroom, study and reception room. There is a small garden on the side of the house with various green plants. The back building is a two-story structure that serves as a kitchen, dining hall, and living room.
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