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Zaoyuan Revolution Former Site
Yan'an Top 1 in Great Free Attractions

726 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Closed Open from 8:00am-6:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Zaoyuan Road, 8 kilometers northwest of Baota District, Yan'an City
Phone: 0911-2852223

What people are saying:

The Zaoyuan Revolutionary Site Scenic Spot has been built into a large park with pleasant scenery. Many tourists came in early in the morning and lined up to learn and appreciate the dedication of the revolutionary pioneers. The park is big, the air is good, and the scenery is beautiful. It is a must-visit attraction in Yan'an.

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  • DLkkkhee

    interesting visit

    saw how the Maoist leaders lived. Amazing. So committed. . The rooms were spartan with minimun furniture. Mao had his own wooden bathtub.

    Reviewed on /Date(1556933934000+0800)/
  • Globo4368
    Dallas, Texas USA

    Revolutionary Site!

    Few foreigners make it here, but it is a unique place to visit for foreign students of Chinese history. Little English spoken here, but plenty of museums and monuments and the nearby site (30 mins aw...

    Reviewed on /Date(1504091531000+0800)/
  • Bigeater2016
    Cumberland, Maryland

    Belly of the Beast

    This is the physical epicenter of the Chinese Communist Party in the years up 1949. Both Mao and Zhou En Lai lived here and the Party had its HQ here. If you are a student of history, this is a must s...

    Reviewed on /Date(1467366830000+0800)/
  • 2015ECL05


    I have no idea of this Revolutionary Site in Yan'an until my tour guide suggested that this is an important place to visit for anyone who is visiting Yan'an. Out of curiosity, we decided to add that i...

    Reviewed on /Date(1464455806000+0800)/
  • Tim R
    Tim R
    Kamloops, Bc


    If your in Yan'an, then this is a must stop to understand the history of the Chinese culture and how the revolution was done. This is one of two sites about the revolution start that is worth seeing i...

    Reviewed on /Date(1449652661000+0800)/

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Additional Information


The Zaoyuan Revolution Former Site was previously the manor of a landlord. After the CPC Central Committee moved to Yan’an, it became the site of the former CPC Central Committee Investigation Department. The site was renamed "Yan Yuan," and there are Chinese characters "Yan Yuan" written by Kang Shu on both sides of the stone pillars at the gate of the site. The site now comprises the small hall of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and the former residence of Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Liu Shaoqi. It is also a garden-style revolution commemoration site and a major base for providing traditional revolutionary education in China, attracting countless travelers throughout the year.
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