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Shanghai Museum of Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence

No.7 Xiangshan Road, Shanghai, China
021-54659050
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Ranked #147 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Museums
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Sunfish Lake, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a house built in the early 1900's located near FuXing park in Shanghai. It has pictures and written memorabilia of Dr. Sun Yat-sen to 1925 when he died. The house itself is interesting because it demonstrates the construction practices in the early 1900's in Shanghai. The furniture is claimed to be authentic and physically located in the house... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The surroundings of Sun Yat Sen's former residence are tranquil and quaint. I entered the museum alone without the help of an English guide (English and Chinese guided tours are available). All of the exhibits have English descriptions, but to be able to fully appreciate them you need to be able to read Mandarin. After touring the museum you are... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was drizzling slightly during our walk from the French Concession to Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence, but along the way we enjoyed pleasant view of tree-lined streets and home depicting the image of Tudor mansions. The museum set in Dr. Sun's former residence is considerably well-maintained. Some areas are off-limit to visitors, the museum preserves his writings but all... More

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We visited the house and museum and enjoyed it. We had a Chinese-speaker with us and it greatly helped to know what the signage that wasn't in English said. Beautiful part of the French Concession and Fuxing Park close by. It was interesting to learn about someone who may very well have brought about a very different Chinese nation, had... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is an okay museum if you happen to be in the neighborhood. We were on a walking tour from the Frommer's guidebook, which recommended a visit. The first building you enter is the museum, not the house he lived in (which I thought, at first). It has a few interesting artifacts but tends to be a bit over the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

This museum, while very beautiful, does not extend very well to those who can't read or speak Chinese. A missed opportunity.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The original residence is a modest sized building in the quaint french quarter of Shanghai. The house itself has a nice layout and is preserved with the furnishings of the era, with many of the original personal belongings of Sun Yatsen and Mdm Chang. The museum is actually in an adjacent building which is at the top of the street.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It is interesting to take a look into Sun Yat-sen's history as well as one of his residences. He remains unique among 20th century Chinese leaders for having a high reputation both in mainland China and in Taiwan. Take a look if you are interested in the political history of PRC and ROC.

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Pennsylvania, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

The Former Residence of Sun Yat Sen near Fuxing Park in the French Concession area of Shanghai is a good introduction to the man and his life. Having been described as the "Father of modern China", he played an important role in the country he loved. The museum presents exhibits of his papers and his ideals. The site is well... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Dr. Sun Yat-sen is the father of modern China. There are 2 things to see for a good price: 1. The former residence of Dr. Sun Yat-sen & his wife Soong Ching Ling 2. Sun-Yat Sen Museum The price was $20 RMB per person. In the museum, there are items things other than those that belonged to Dr. Sun. In... More

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