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Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju)

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Address: Northeast Shore of Hou Hai, XI Cheng Qu 46 HouhaibEiyan Hutong, Beijing 100009, China
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Phone Number: 010/6404-4205
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Song Qingling was the wife of Sun Yat Sen, she loved China & her former...

Song Qingling was the wife of Sun Yat Sen, she loved China & her former home, on the northern side of Hou Hai lake, houses memorabilia. The gardens surrounding the house a lovely.

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A historic mansion in a peaceful garden.

This mansion is situated in the hutong district, by the lake and combines historic buildings, rooms and furniture, as well as a charming garden and a small but very interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

In the Houhai lake area. The East side of the residence is under renovation from Mar 21 to May 21, and you must enter on the western gate. Only access to the museum and the former residence is available. No access to garden. The museum has detailed the life Soong Ching Ling from childhood to her final days. The English... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This mansion is situated in the hutong district, by the lake and combines historic buildings, rooms and furniture, as well as a charming garden and a small but very interesting memorial museum. A must if you are interested in the Revolution.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a good choice to learn more about post-Imperial Chinese history. Interesting artifacts and adequate labeling in English, giving you a good sense of the politics and personal lives of those who participated in the decades-long effort to recreate the Chinese nation. Be sure you go to the side building that contains most of the museum; the residence and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I had visited the cemetery of Song Ching Ling in Shanghai. I marveled at the strange phenomenon of the pine trees planted around her tomb that curved and bent towards the center of the burial ground. The angle of curvature of the trees apparently was not due to the effort of human manipulation. I found it unbelievable but my tour... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Soong Ching Ling is one of the central figures in modern Chinese history, and this museum provides a fascinating and comprehensive presentation of her life and times. It's not on the usual tourist route for 1st-time visitors, but well worth the trek off the beaten path, along with a lovely walk through the Back Lakes.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The three daughters of the Soong family were married to Chiang Kai Shek and Sun Yat Sen, and to a super rich banker who was a pre-war finance minister of China. Their three brothers were some of the richest pre-war industrialists. Their father had been a shipwrecked South China fisherman boy, salvaged by a New England whaler, trained as a... More 

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It was purely by chance we were pottering along the North side of Houhai lake when we noticed the entry and decided to risk 40 RMB on a visit. If you are at all interested in the Chinese Cultural revolution (1911 and on) you have to visit this museum. The Beijing government have preserved her former home in an instant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Soong Ching Ling was clearly an amazing woman and the museum within the residence gives a good overview of her life (but make sure you go in through the entrance nearest the lake, otherwise you do her life backwards which was confusing). That said the residence has been over restored, or pulled down and rebuilt as a replica, so it... More 

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Daly City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Soong Ching Ling was a very influential woman in China and if you find yourself in the Hou Hai area you must come here. The Song sisters were very infulential people during that time of the start of modern China. Ching Ling was married to Sun Yat sun. Her sister was married to Chiang Kai shek. Very powerful men. The... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Definitely visit if you are interested in the history of China in the 20th century. What a fascinating woman, Very well laid out and highly informative exhibition with lots of exhibits and very clear explanations (In English). The grounds are peaceful and well laid out and the house gives a flavour of her character. Hardly any visitors. Very uncommercial. I... More 

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