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Birthplace of Chinese Communist Party

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Address: No.374 Huangpi Nan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Name/address in local language
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+86 21 5383 2171
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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

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This is a free attraction and very popular with locals. Unless you possess a greater knowledge of this part of China's recent history than I do, it will be a very quick... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a free attraction and very popular with locals. Unless you possess a greater knowledge of this part of China's recent history than I do, it will be a very quick tick-the-box photo op visit. The special exhibition with period photos that was on during my short exploration was not captioned in English but was an add-on in any... More 

Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Provo, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The birthplace of the Chinese Community Party has been carefully preserved and prepared for many visitors. Most signs are also in English. The student of this moment in history will be richly rewarded by the depth of information about all those who participated in this momentous event.

Thank amarilloannie
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent museum, full of fascinating information and amazing relics. All of this prepares you to enter a humble home with a small room where it "happened". I loved the care and consideration that the museum gave to the historical context of the rise of communism. The way the museum shows the humiliation and exploitation by the European's of China... More 

Thank Roddy P
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

It is wonderful to see these places preserved and this history recognized. It is inspiring to see how Marxism and Lenin and Trotsky's revolution in Russia influenced and brought hope to so many people.

Thank generaltripreviews
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Quite insightful for getting a better understanding how the CPC was established and those involved. Quite ironic this is one of the most capitalistic areas of Shanghai nowadays.

Thank iWiebe
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Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This museum is free, and has good information to explain the reason why China decided to go down the path of communism. The side of the story that you don't really get from western sources. If you're interested in getting both sides of the story, you need to visit this museum.

Thank Flymehigh
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

An interesting exhibition of the place where Chinese Communist Party was constituted. You see a great collection of photos and documments, accompanied by explanations of the historical situation in which China was when the party was founded. If you are interested in China's recent history, check it out.

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Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I visited this to simply get a photo for a friend. It is in a very nice, leafy, quiet neighbourhood. It is about 30 minutes walk from the subway station.

Thank Scott W
Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We ducked into this museum to get out of the rain. Admission is free. It tells the story of the establishment and growth of the Chinese Communist Party, which currently rules China. The story is interesting and well documented. Displays have english descriptions, although some displays, particularly statistical charts, have no english explanations of the data. The "grand finale" is... More 

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Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is the other place that made me very curious and interested in Chinese history and culture. Visit the Birthplace of Chinese Communist Party to learn more and to experience a little bit of what Shanghai was like back in the day. Important: The name outside reads something like this: "The Site of the First National Congress..." It does not... More 

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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.
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