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Birthplace of Chinese Communist Party

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Address: NO. 374 Huangpi South Rd, Shanghai 200021, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: 021-53832171
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

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We came across this interesting Building and Contents and Very Pleased we did. It is Not Big or Dynamic but well worth a look if your in the Area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
Hong Kong, China
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this small museum was really helpful in understanding the history that brought the Communist Party to power in China. All exhibits are in English, and it is easy to follow. There are a few interesting relics such as the old boundary stone of the international concession and the coat of arms of the Shanghai volunteer force. Some parts... More 

1 Thank Graham M
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We came across this interesting Building and Contents and Very Pleased we did. It is Not Big or Dynamic but well worth a look if your in the Area.

1 Thank NicholasMarlow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

It's like when we are walking to our restaurant and pass by here I'll say to the group something like, "Hey, this is the official location where the CCP was formed". Although important to China modern history there is not much to actually see here. So you may as well pause outside, snap a photo and go to lunch at... More 

Thank Billy_Whimwa
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Like others, I stumbled on this museum. It is free, so why not go in? It is kind of cool to see the interior of the place and imagine. But there is not much explanation to go with the pictures, and no English subtitles, so it is hard to put together a timeline or understand what happened here and why.

Thank AZcathy2014
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is a small museum with not much to see - but it is of historical importance ot China and it is free so if you are in the area then worth a look. I wouldnt go there specifically. There are clean Western toilets on site as well. We stumbled across it in a really nice peestrian area with some... More 

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Fairlight, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

A place of great significance in China's history. The exhibit is well laid out and provides plenty of information about the lead up and the actual creation of the communist party. Definitely worth a visit as it can be done reasonably quickly. Free, which is good.

Thank bladdamasta
Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Not really that much to see and not many photos of the real event. The museum is pretty small and a bit disapointing but considering what it is...

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This small museum is interesting as the birthplace of the communist party. We did not find signs or explanations in English so I am certain we didn't get as much from the museum as was intended, which was a disappointment. If in the area I think it is worthwhile for a short visit but I would not go out of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

I mainly enjoyed watching the chinese tourists go through the museum explaining to their children the importance of the artifacts shown. I went through the museum in half an hour, since the explanations were not very elaborative. I would have gotten more out of it if more context was given concerning the different events during this time. A background story... More 

Thank Liza-MD
Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

You should visit it as it explains the start of a huge change in the recent history of China. The museum hasn't got very good explanations (probably the best is the photo gallery in the end of the visit, but, unfortunately, it has no English translations) but it is worth a visit.

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The refurbishment of a block of old shikumen into a carless entertainment center called Xintiandi, filled with restaurants, shops and bars, turned this area below South Huangpi Road into one of Shanghai’s most fashionable areas. Luxe condos house people who can afford the high-end brands that fill the malls and shops along Madang Road. The pleasant Taipinghu Park provides the area with green space and is also home to Shanghai Fashion Week twice a year. It’s not all glitter and glamour, though, as the rise of Danshui Road has given the Xintiandi area a shot of toned-down character. Small bars and cafes, mostly owned by locals, have people hanging out in a formerly quiet, unassuming part of the neighborhood.