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Shanghai Museum of Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence

Former French Concession
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Address: No.7 Xiangshan Road, Shanghai, China
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A figure revered by all sides

The highly regarded Sun Yat-sen and his wife lived in this fine residence for about seven years up to 1925. It was provided by loyal Chinese emigrants. While here he produced... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The highly regarded Sun Yat-sen and his wife lived in this fine residence for about seven years up to 1925. It was provided by loyal Chinese emigrants. While here he produced his seminal works for China's progress and development and enunciated his key related policies. He strongly advocated close cooperation between the two main parties, the Nationalists and Communists. Before... More 

Thank permia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We walked from near the Bund to this house. The area if quite leafy and full of large residences. The residence here is reasonably large, as it probably should be. The house is still furnished with what was in the house at the time, photos and other memorabilia. There is also some video clips going through the history of his... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This place is where Sun Yat Sen used to stay. Sun Yat Sen is unusual in that everyone- no matter who you are respected him and there are monuments to him in Singapore; Taiwan and China. Personally I found the one in Singapore much better because it goes more into the relevant history around the time and really introduces the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Nice display of Dr. Sun's personal history and belongings. Can spend at least half an hour there as there we're lots of display. Required admission fee, 20rmb.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Unlike many places in China this appears to be a true historical site and not a replica. Having said that, most of the 'artifacts' have been removed, leaving rooms with furniture but books, clothes, ornaments and other items missing. You can see the rooms of the house and read the government's interpretation of his life, although I would not say... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Well laid out museum outlining the life & contribution of this well known Chinese figure Actual furniture of the family Much is in Chinese but some English captions to assist your understanding

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

There is a big sign at the main road to direct you to walk along a smaller road. It is not very easy to find but look out for a primary school. The place is just next to the primary school. The visit is not for free. I think it is not a popular destination for tourists so I almost... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

There was an ante-structure that described the relationship between Sun Yat Sen and the Canadian Chinese (did you know that his aide de camp was Canadian, and white -- and that the Canadian Chinese raised the funds to purchase this house in Shanghai), which was mostly in English and very well done, if a bit "party-line" in tone. The first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

A great museum to visit and learn about Sun Yat-sen's part in the Chinese revolution, simple recorded guides which add to the captions on the pictures and artifacts kept in glass cabinets. Fairly easy to find by metro and then a walk, has brown tourist signs as you get closer. Well worth a visit if you like modern history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Interesting to note the low foot traffic here in that this was now built and expanded from the original residence into a museum, yet not a whole lot of visitors. It is a sad comment on the knowledge of China's modern founding father. For the most part this is history, photos, and various exhibits of the time -- such as... More 

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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