Former Residence of Zhou Enlai

Former Residence of Zhou Enlai is a Spanish-style garden building on No.73, Sinan Road in Former French Concession. It was once the place where Zhou Enlai who was the former Chinese premier has worked and lived in Shanghai in 1946. It is well-preserved, and now you can still see the layout of the room at that time, and can also see the furniture and some work items copied as they are. Zhou Enlai has received US Presidential Envoy Marshall here and held Chinese and foreign press conferences. Actually, it was the Shanghai Office of the Delegation of the Communist Party of China during the negotiations between the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Revolutionary Party after the Sino-Japanese War.

Former Residence of Zhou Enlai  is a 4-storey villa built in the early 1920s. Particularly, while the other buildings on Sinan Road are three stories, only the former residence of Zou Enlai has four floors.

The First Floor

A south-facing room of about 40 square meters (48 square yards) is the reception room. Zhou Enlai has held many Chinese and foreign press conferences here. A 14-square-meter (17 square yards) room facing east is Zhou Enlai's office and bedroom where the interior furnishings are very simple. The clean and tidy quilt on the bed was issued when the Shanghai Office was established and Zhou Enlai’s work materials and his books were on the table. Zhou Enlai often worked here late into the night. In the middle is a dining room with an area of about 20 square meters(24 square yards).

The Second Floor

The second floor is the office and bedroom of the Shanghai Office staffs. And there are radios, English typewriters, mimeographs and other items on display.

The Third Floor

In the middle of the third floor is a group dormitory, which was often used as a temporary accommodation for colleagues from other places.

The Ground Floor

On the ground floor of the building, there is a lodge and a garage where a copy of Buick car used by Zhou Enlai is parked.


The garden is on the south side of the building. On the lawn in the middle of the garden, is a statue of Premier Zhou, a fountain and a cedrus that is said to be planted by Zhou Enlai and his wife.

Adjacent to the Former Residence of Zhou Enlai is an annex building which located in No. 71, Sinan Road. It is a historical photo exhibition hall, showing the background of the office. If you are interested in it, you can visit it by the way.

Kind Reminder:
Indoor photography in Former Residence of Zhou Enlai is forbidden.

How to Get to Former Residence of Zhou Enlai

1. Take the metro line 10 or line 13, get off at Xintiandi Station, go out from 5 to exit, and walk almost 700 meters (770 yards) to the west.
2.Take the metro line 1 or line 12, get off at South Shaanxi Road Station, go out from 8 to exit and walk about 400 meters (440 yards) along South Maoming Road and turn left into Fuxing Middle Road, walk around 500 meters (550 yards) along Fuxing Middle Road and turn right at the second intersection.
3. Take the metro line 9, get off at Dapuqiao Road Station, go out from 4 to exit and walk about 1,000 meters (1,100 yards) to the north.
4. Take the bus line 24, 41, 301, and 986 get off at Ruijin Second Road Fuxing Middle Road Station, and walk about 250 meters (275 yards) along Fuxing Middle Road and turn right at the first intersection. 
Opening Time 9:00-16:30
Admission stops at 16:00
Suggested Visiting Hours 1-2 hours
Admission Fee Free

 Nearby Attractions:
Fuxing Park
Huaihai Road
Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen
- Last updated on Nov. 01, 2018 -
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