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15 July 2015

Humanities & Landscape

The Former Residence of Chairman Mao

The Former Residence of Chairman Mao is located at Shangwu Ground, Tudi Chong, Shaoshan village, Shaoshan Township. It lies on the south and faces north, and the building structure is like Chinese character "凹". On the east, it belongs to Mao's family, while the other side of the house belongs to Mao's neighbor. The two families shared the central room. On Dec. 26, 1893, Mao Zedong was born in the house. We can see Mao's family photo, everyday household utensils, all kinds of farm tools, and shoulder pole, bucket, hoe that used by Mao Zedong when he was young.
 
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall 
(Photo source: xiangtan.gov.cn)
 
Comrade Mao Zedong Bronze Statue Square 
(Photo source: xiangtan.gov.cn)
 
The Dripping Water Cave 
(Photo source: xiangtan.gov.cn)
 
The Dripping Water Cave, about 3 km away from the village, is a very popular destination, possibly because of the fact that Mao allegedly spent 11 days here in the early days of the Cultural Revolution Years (1966-1976).
 
The Peak of Mount Shaoshan
(Photo source: xiangtan.gov.cn)
 
Travel tips: 
This site is on the outskirts of Shaoshan (approximately 104 km outside of Changsha) and is easily reached by bus.You can get there by taking NO.1 or NO.2 Shaoshan Tourist Site Special Line; No.1, No.2 or No.3 Shaoshan Tourist Site Passenger Line; Shaoshan Tourist Site Commuter Line.
 
Updated on November 1, 2018