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Mao Zedong's Former Residence (Shao Shan)

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Address: Shaoshan Country, Shaoshan 411300, China
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Well I have to say I found it rather interesting visiting the place where Mao was born and lived as a child. It was very cold though.

Reviewed 3 June 2016
Nigel T
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Changsha, China
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many foreigners do not know where he was born and got surprised that he was born in Hunan province. It is absolute a highlight for those people who are intrested in President Mao.I am President Mao's follower and I respect him. I always carried his badge. Recommend you to have a visit. Nearby are a large square with his copper... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Well I have to say I found it rather interesting visiting the place where Mao was born and lived as a child. It was very cold though.

Thank Nigel T
Valencia, Spain
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Just a must if you are a communist and Mao's lover. Anyway, the place is beautiful but lose the authenticity thanks to the thousand of tourist in the area. NOT hire a guide NOT pay nothing to anyone. Take a bus directly to the former residence area. Bus was free because just settle and want to make some trial period.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Upon reaching the entrance of the road leading to the famous house, we were told by a man cLimed to be the guard that we have to employ a tour guide at 50 RMB. We did so to avoid problems. The guide cannot enter the old house where Chairman Mao stayed. It is winter and there is no crowd. We... More 

1 Thank kktengkkteng
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

This is where former Mao lived during his childhood years before he left this farmer house in his late teens/ early twenties to get involved in revolution activities. His father is supposedly quite a well to do farmer who lived in shao shan. Inside this house you get to see the living conditions of their rooms, farm, kitchen back in... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

A place show how the leader at young and the parent house is. Come from not a wealthy back ground with the house shown how every thing is cramp in a small house.

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Although I'm a fan of Chiang Kaishek, not Mao, I must admit this place itself is wonderful. However, do not go during holidays. It took me more than 1 hour to get into the house. Also, don't go with any local tours. In case you really need to do so, do not enter the room with Mao's statue inside, which... More 

1 Thank CaiBingbing
Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

The city of Shaoshan is a dump. Fortunately, the area where Mao was supposedly born and raised is outside the 'city' proper. It's definitely worth a trip for anybody interested in the history of communism in China. Certainly a lot of the exhibits make Mao seem like a saint - the amount of times I read about him sharing his... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Beside seeing Mao Zedong's residence, visitors to Shao Shan normally will also visit the museum that give detail accounts of legendary happening when his body passed by Shao Shan. Statues of the man is sold as a protection icon because he was never injure throughout the revolution - indicating that he is protected by mortals. When visiting the memorial square,... More 

Thank ngung chia s
University Place, Washington
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Reviewed 17 May 2015

This was the highlights of our visit to Shaoshan. It goes without saying that Mao Zedong was one of the major figures of the 20th Century. To see the home in which he was born in rural Hunan Province was impressive. From old photographs it remains as it was during his childhood. The surrounding area is gorgeous with farmers growing... More 

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