Soong Ching Ling Memorial Residence in Shanghai
Soong Ching Ling Memorial Residence in Shanghai is located at No. 1843 in Mid Huaihai Road (Huai Hai Zhong Lu). It was built in 1920 and became Soong's house in Shanghai in 1948. Soong Ching Ling was the former vice chairman of the People's Republic of China. She devoted her whole life to defending the republic system and the birth of a new China. Held in high respect to her spirit and great devotion, Chinese people regard her as their national mother and a treasure of China.
Covering an area of more than 4,300 square meters (5,100 square yards), the house was a milk-white color, boat shaped two-story building and in a western style. Surrounded by camphor trees, it presents an atmosphere of elegance and peace. The drawing room, study and dining room are on the first floor with the second floor housing the bedroom, office and the bedroom of her housekeeper, Li Yan'e.
Walking into the house, you will find everything displayed as if they were still living there. In the living room, this great woman met many national leaders and important international guests and discussed state affairs with them. Many of her favorite art works were displayed in the simple but elegant lounge. Walking upstairs, you will see the working environment of Soong Ching Ling in her small office where she once read documents concerning national affairs. The bedroom houses her dowry- a set of cane wooden furniture and above the fireplace, hangs a clock used by her husband Sun Yet-sen, the forerunner of Chinese democratic revolution.
Outside the house, there is a patch of lawn where Soong Ching Ling once held tea parties to entertain Chinese international friends. Near the house, there is an exhibition hall which displays many precious pictures and relics, reflecting the glorious life of this great woman. In front of the hall stands a marble statue of Soong Ching Ling which portrays her as a kind and decent figure in her fifties to sixties.
Strolling in Soong Ching Ling Memorial Residence, you will feel high respect for Soong Ching Ling's virtue and spirit.
How to get to Soong Ching Ling Memorial Residence in Shanghai
1. Take metro line 10 or line 11 and get off at Shanghai Jiaotong University Station. Leave from Exit 1 and then walk a few minutes eastward to Soong Ching Ling Memorial Residence.
2. Take bus 26, 911, 920, or 926, and get off at Huaihai Zhonglu Wukanglu Station, or take bus 320 to Tianpinglu Huaihai Zhonglu Station. Then you can see Soong Ching Ling Memorial Residence.
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|Entrance Fee||CNY 20 |
* Children below 1.3 meters (4.3 feet) enjoy free visit.
|Opening Hours||9:00 to 16:30|
Further Reading: Museums in Shanghai