Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China
As a renowned historical attraction of Shanghai, the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China has received 10 million visitors from home and abroad since its opening 50 years ago, with attendance rising to 1.8 million visitors in recent years after being rebuilt in 1999. Situated at No.76 Xingye Road, next to Shanghai Xintiandi, a fashionable pedestrian area, the two-story Shikumen building was completed in 1920 as the residence of two Communist Party members. On July 23, 1921, thirteen members held their first national congress of the Communist Party of China here, marking the birth of the Party.
In the living room on the first floor where the congress was held, everything is placed as it was 84 years ago. The articles copied from the originals create an imposing atmosphere in this 18-square-meter (194 sq. ft) little room. Upstairs is an exhibition hall of 450 square meters (4,860 sq. ft), with more than one hundred revolutionary relics, documents, and photos on display. The exhibits cover the history of the Party's birth, the blooming of nation-wide communist teams, photos of the thirteen members, etc. In addition, a waxworks hall inside the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China vividly reproduces the scene of this significant meeting. The other twelve members listen and smile as Mao Zedong, founder of the PRC, makes his speech. Lifelike, the wax figures seem to make time stand still, bringing people back to that exciting moment.
Shikumen: an architectural style with carvings on the stone gate, popular in Shanghai during the 1920s. This kind of architectures now can be seen in Xintiandi and Tianzifang.
How to get to the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China
1. Take bus 146 or 805 and get off at Madanglu Xingyelu Station, go along Madang Road for two minutes and turn east at Xintiandi Post Office.
2. Take City Sightseeing Bus Line 1 to get there directly.
Take Metro Line 1 and get off at South Huangpi Rd. Station. Leave from Exit 2 and walk along South Huangpi Road till Xingye Road on your right side.
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|Opening Hours:||9:00-17:00 (tickets unavailable after 16:00); closed on Monday|
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Will it be open by mid July?