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Former Residence of Lu Xun, Shaoxing

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Address: No.229 Luxunzhong Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing 312000, China
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This is the mostly unrestored and authentic ancestral home of one of China's better known poets/essayists. It feels a bit unfinished sometimes as evidenced by just one or two... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Xi'an, China
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Xi'an, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is the mostly unrestored and authentic ancestral home of one of China's better known poets/essayists. It feels a bit unfinished sometimes as evidenced by just one or two lifelike mannequins in a room or two as an imagination-aide, there really is just some bare dark furniture adorning empty rooms, a library with no books, so a lot of imagination... More 

1 Thank LiJames77
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I am the native of Shaoxing and I have visited there for over 10 times. I am glad to tell you something before your tour. First, don't believe some guys taking an album and persuading you to follow them. The whole sight is FREE, or you'll pay unnecessary money. Second, search some information about Lu Xun. It is easy to... More 

2 Thank Tzu-mo L
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Well maintained family home/complex of the writer Lu Xun. At a cost of 0 RMB, the price was certainly right. Interesting to discover a writer that had so much insight into the coming changes in China - indeed, maybe even help generate those changes. Clearly, my local friend though highly of Lu Xun and it is always nice to "dig... More 

Thank Gamecock95
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Nicely preserved, free of entry charges. Nothing breath taking, but on non-crowded days, this offers an interesting glimpse into life of a period past. I like the gardens around the house better than the interiors though.

Thank Michael C
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Given the proximity of the two homes that were in the family before and during Lu Xun's life, the area has been organized into a historical street with the sites on either side. There were two homes used by Lu Xun's family at various points, the Sanwei "college", and the Baicao garden all within 100 meters of each other. If... More 

2 Thank Mumslie
Luang Prabang, Laos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It's a pity that so few foreigners will ever think of coming here. Lu Xun is largely unknown overseas (although rightly revered domestically as the most important figure in early 20th-century Chinese literature), and Shaoxing is a little off-the-beaten-path for most tourists (though only a short train ride from Shanghai). I suspect a lot of overseas visitors also soon become... More 

3 Thank Giles W
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We went to Lu Xun's residence and was shocked by the quality of history and information it provided. It is definitely a place to go first if your visiting.

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Saint-Emilion, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I didnt know anything about Lu Xun but I loved learning about him and his philosophy and writing. His home is beautiful and traditional and well worth the visit.

1 Thank synthiab
Shanghai, China
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Nice play to visit without not so many people. Just 1.5H from Shanghai by train. I recommend this place for a relaxing weekend .

Thank ASMshanghai
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

I can know more about the Chinese great writer Lu Xun there, the scenes in his stories and his childhood life are shown. It is good place for visit in Shaoxing!

Thank Katie L

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