Former residence of Sun Yat-sen

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7 Xiangshan Lu
The first president of the Republic of China, Sun quit his job as a doctor to become a key leader of the rebellion against the Qing dynasty. His legacy is claimed by both the KMT in Taiwan and the Communist Party on the Mainland, although much of his political life was spent in exile.

A museum adjacent to the house tells the story of Sun’s life in fastidious detail with rows of glass cabinets featuring both English and Chinese signs. The house itself, located beside Fuxing Park, displays everything supposedly as it was when Sun lived and worked there with Soong Ching-ling (see above) from 1918-1924.

The audio tour, which provides a colourful portrait of Sun. Delving into intricate detail, it can get a little dense at times, but it makes the exhibit worth seeing.

A must-see for those who wish to learn more about the father of modern China
Venue name: Former residence of Sun Yat-sen
Opening hours: 9am-4pm daily
Admission: Entry 20RMB;10RMB for students.
Metro: Madang Lu
English address: 7 Xiangshan Lu, Sinan Lu, Huangpu District
Chinese address: 黄浦区香山路7号, 近思南路