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Shaoshan

China
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About Shaoshan

Shaoshan is situated in the hills of eastern Hunan province. Famous throughout China as the birthplace of Mao Zedong, Shaoshan was an important base during the Chinese Communist Revolution. In addition to the former residence of Chairman Mao, tourists can also visit Dishui Cave and Qingnian Reservoir.

Popular Attractions in Shaoshan

Former Residence of Mao Zedong
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Famous Residences
Mao Zedong's former residence is located in Shaoshan, Hunan Province. The U-shaped building was shared by two families. As one of Hunan's top destinations, the building attracts a large number of tourists. Visitors can see the bedroom, study, and other rooms where Chairman Mao spent his childhood.
Dishui cave
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Cave
Dishui cave is seated in Shaoshan, Xiangtan, Mao Zedong’s hometown. The water continuously drips all year round, hence the name "Dishui", which means to drip. The dripping water almost sounds like the sound of a piano. The mountain peaks are capped with green. The trees are lush. The bamboo is slender, and the natural landscape is elegant. Below Dishui cave lies Mao Zedong’s ancestral home, Dongmaodishui Cave. There is a gate built on this mountain, the top of which is lined with gray stone stalactites inscribed with four characters, “Di Shui Dong Tian”, translated as “the dripping water cave”. The first building encountered at Dishui Cave is known as The Chairman’s Villa. It is a simple brick and tiled house where Mao Zedong lived in years gone by. It has now been restored into a showroom filled with items used by the Chairman when he lived there.
Shaoshan
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Country/City
Shaoshan is situated in Xiangtan City. This large tourist area boasts a picturesque landscape surrounded by mountains, luxurious green pine trees and cypresses. In 1994, Shaoshan was named as a key tourist attraction, and recognized as the national base for education in the revolutionary tradition for teenagers. Tourist attractions include the Former Residence of Mao Zedong, tombs of Mao Zedong's parents and Mao Zedong Memorial Hall.
Mao Zedong Memorial Hall
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Memorial Hall
Exhibition Hall
Since it was first opened in 1964, the Memorial Hall has received more than 50 million visitors. This includes over 70 party and state leaders, as well as more than 100,000 foreign guests from more than 140 countries and regions on five continents. In April 1983, Comrade Deng Xiaoping made an inscription for the Memorial Hall's museum; on July 1, 1993, Comrades Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao visited the Memorial Hall. Currently, the Memorial Hall has become one of the country's top 100 outstanding patriotic education bases. It has become an ideal place for millions of people to remember Mao Zedong's great achievements and appreciate the man’s noble spirit.

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Aug 12, 2020
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