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Mao Zedong's Former Residence (Shao Shan)

Shaoshan Country, Shaoshan 411300, China
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Historical and Political Importance

Use a licensed guide. Traveling by the high way cuts the time required. Basically, a typical... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Singapore, Singapore
Crazy Lineup

We went in April and the lineup was ridiculous. We waited 2 hours. They don't allow you to bring... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Jess L
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Shaoshan Country, Shaoshan 411300, China
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Use a licensed guide. Traveling by the high way cuts the time required. Basically, a typical village house that is attached to another. There are pig and cow pen within the house, in addition to farm tools. Very historical in nature and a must for...More

Thank tengkin
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We went in April and the lineup was ridiculous. We waited 2 hours. They don't allow you to bring your bags or any liquids with you. The people in line would stand right next to you so their body is right against yours. Definitely there...More

Thank Jess L
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I went on a super hot day that was about 41C. The queue is super long but luckily we had a short cut but still waited about ten mins on line. It is a small but interesting view into Chairman Mao's home and his neighbor's...More

Thank Bang X
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Worth a visit if you are in Hunan. An hour away from Changsha. The place to go if you do not have time for Zhangjiajie

Thank b0blimtg
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Many foreigners do not know where he was born and got surprised that he was born in Hunan province. It is absolute a highlight for those people who are intrested in President Mao.I am President Mao's follower and I respect him. I always carried his...More

Thank JohnsonFairTour
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Well I have to say I found it rather interesting visiting the place where Mao was born and lived as a child. It was very cold though.

Thank Nigel T
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Just a must if you are a communist and Mao's lover. Anyway, the place is beautiful but lose the authenticity thanks to the thousand of tourist in the area. NOT hire a guide NOT pay nothing to anyone. Take a bus directly to the former...More

1  Thank Pachi G
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Upon reaching the entrance of the road leading to the famous house, we were told by a man cLimed to be the guard that we have to employ a tour guide at 50 RMB. We did so to avoid problems. The guide cannot enter the...More

1  Thank kktengkkteng
Reviewed 1 January 2016

This is where former Mao lived during his childhood years before he left this farmer house in his late teens/ early twenties to get involved in revolution activities. His father is supposedly quite a well to do farmer who lived in shao shan. Inside this...More

Thank wonghuihua
Reviewed 24 December 2015

A place show how the leader at young and the parent house is. Come from not a wealthy back ground with the house shown how every thing is cramp in a small house.

Thank yewpau
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