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“One powerful woman during the years of the Beginning of modern China”

Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju)
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Ranked #127 of 1,614 things to do in Beijing
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
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 house before belonged to a wealthy official before it became the home of Song Ching ling. During Maos era she did a lot of things to help shape modern China.

There is a small museum in the inside which explains a step by step history of the place with English explanations.

The garden is a very beautiful place and you get to tour the house where she once lived.

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If you are interested in modern China and how it came to be you need to come here.
Bathrooms inside are clean
Nice Garden Nice small museum.
Statue of her is inside the museum
To the north of Hou Hai nearer to the drum tower.

4  Thank Alienandbear
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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 wasn't aware of the 'three sisters' , but her life encapsulates communist and feminist beliefs and someone who was very value driven.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

After living in Beijing for a year, I was totally skeptical about other reviews which stated this has "lots of detailed information." Usually that means all in Chinese with very bad English translations. However, this site has a great museum hall with so many photos and interesting artifacts that give a great sense of the past century of Chinese history. It helps if you already have a sense of the big picture, as it is the details that are shown here that are interesting. Her house, preserved as she used in in the 1970s, is also a great depiction of "high style" of that time--exactly as my husband remembers it.

1  Thank Travelin'CalGal
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

-This is previous emperor 's residential, and is located at Hou-Hai Park, with very details information about Soong Ching ling life and also Sun-Yat Sun, and the sisters.Entrance fees 20RMB, not a big compound compare with others but the display are in details explanation.

-Suggest that visit also Zhong Shan Park , at left hand side of Forbidden City(Entrance fees 3RMB, plus 2RMB), where Sun Yat Sun history in details there, than it is consider complete, to understand the whole history of China Revolution in early 1900.

1  Thank wlysolo
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Out by the Hou Hai Lake area, this site features immaculate grounds that most visitors will find highly enjoyable in their own right.

There are two main buildings: the museum which features extensive and informative displays of Soong's life and career, beginning with her early schooling and chronicling her complete life history. With the interaction between national and world history on the one side and her personal life on the other, the key events in 20th Century China really come alive here. The second main building is her former residence itself which contains numerous rooms preserved as she had lived in them.

Visitors should perhaps be aware that there is considerably less information given to the lives of Soong's two sisters, famous in their own right.

The admission fee for this museum is modest and certainly worth the price. I very much enjoyed this spot as part of a larger walking tour of the Hou Hai Lake area. Well worth a visit.

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