Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen
|The Statue of Sun Yat-sen|
From 1918 to 1925, Mr. Sun Yat-sen and his wife, Mrs. Soong Ching Ling lived in the Former Residence, which was donated by some patriotic overseas Canadian Chinese, in support of the Chinese revolution. It was here that Mr. Sun accomplished his renowned masterpieces such as Doctrines of Sun Wen, Plans of China's Development, etc., made the plan of reforming the Three Principles of the People (Nationalism, Democracy and the People's Livelihood) and put forward the three cardinal policies (alliance with Soviet Russia, cooperation with the Communists and assistance to the workers' and peasants' movements). It was also here that he received the representatives of the Communist Party of China and promoted the first cooperation between the two major parties in Chinese modern history (the Nationalist Party and the Communist Party).
According to Mrs. Soong's memories, the furnishings, most of which were those used by the couple, are displayed where they were. While walking through the house, one can recreate the life of the owners through every exhibited article, either the knives hanging over the fireplace, or the photos on the wall of the living-room, or the books lining the bookcases, or even a pair of glasses once used. The activities of Mr. Sun Yat-sen, especially those of the days when he lived in Shanghai, are also displayed in historical materials and pictures. On the anniversaries of Mr. Sun Yat-sen's birth (Nov. 12) and his death (Mar. 12), flowers are presented this great man with respect from the municipal government of Shanghai, the relatives of Mr. Sun, and people from all walks of life.
Take bus 24, 41, 986 and get off Ruijin 2nd Road Middle Fuxing Road Station;
bus 911 at Middle Fuxing Road Sinan Road;
bus 42, 920, 926, 945 at Middle Huaihai Road Sinan Road
Take Subway Line 1 and get off at South Shaanxi Road Station, get out from Exit 4 and walk along Middle Huaihai Road till Sinan Road. Turn right till the across of Sinan Road and Xiangshan Road. 20 minutes' walk is needed.
Take Subway Line 10 and off at Xintiandi Station. Get out from Exit 6 and walk westward 10 minutes to the south gate of Fuxing Park. Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen is next to the west gate of the park.
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|Admission Fee:||CNY 20 |
Children below 4.3 feet (1.3 meters) or not older than 6 years old enjoy free entrance.
|Audio Guide Mechine Rent:||CNY 30 (deposit CNY 200 with passport or CNY 400 without passport)|
Related Attraction: Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen