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Former Residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang

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Address: No.4 Shaoshuaifu Alley, Chaoyang Street , Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
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Great for history buffs

Zhang Zuolin was a northeastern warlord after the Qing empire had fallen and controlled much of northeast China in the tumultuous early 20th century in China. The Japanese... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

After the visit, now I know a little bit about this hero. The Residence is well-kept and a must-see destination for visitors to Shenyang. The visit provided me an insight into Mr Zhang's life and his bravery and fight for his people - in spite of all his wealth. His life history is certainly interesting as expressed in the relics... More 

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Noth Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Zhang Zuolin was a northeastern warlord after the Qing empire had fallen and controlled much of northeast China in the tumultuous early 20th century in China. The Japanese assassinated him and soon thereafter invaded northeast China in the 1930's. This is the home of Zhang Zuolin and his son Zhang Xueliang, who tried to unite the Kuomintang and the Chinese... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The history and politics of the DongBei (NorthEast) is told here. Warlords ruled here then and they even manage to assassinate others as well as die from assassination here. Bloody history. Fortunately the son, Zhang Xueliang is considered a national hero and brought some honour to the family name.

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Changchun, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The entrance was not really that inviting but the mystery inside the compound was surprising. Inside the mansion wasn't that jaw dropping and very typical. The landscaping was great as well. If you pay for the entrance i guess is worth.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The Tiger Hall is really impressed. Couldn't imagine how hard to kill someone at home with no other choice. It's totally amazing!

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Again on the day of a visit I was the only foreigner.Many locals/ Chinese tourists. Fair enough - those men were important for this part of China and people come now to look at memorabilia. Rooms are a bit too dusty though for the museum:) It was quite difficult to sort out what to pay for what at tickets office,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

The museum is devoted to a father and son warlord dynasty in the north east of China. The father was the main warlord (mafia head) before he was killed in a train explosion in 1918 to prompt the Japanese invasion. Zhang Xuenliang (the son) then took up the reigns and was instrumental in bringing Mao and Chiang Kai - Shek... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Commander Zhang Zuolin lived in a crucial period in the history of China. His mansion, an impressive array of offices and living facilities, was transformed into a museum. It is interesting to learn about his role, not widely known in the West. That said, it is important to note that the attraction has more appeal for the local population (mainly... More 

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Newton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

I could tell my tour guide was very proud of the accomplishments of the 2 generations of leaders who built and lived in this residence, but it probably does not have the wow factor for a foreigner that it does for natives of Shenyang. Nicely maintained and a nice visit, though.

Thank Stump_fiddle
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

we took our expectations up too high, yet it was closed on Monday, quite disappointed, especially that we did look it up online to see it's opening time, it didn't say a thing about Monday morning being closed.. don't know when we get to come to Shenyang again, might never have a chance to Former Residence..

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