Song Qingling Former Residence
Golden Sail Water Sports Club
Běijīng’s general lack of water means it’s not associated with dragon boat racing in the same way that Hong Kong is. But the Hòuhǎi...
Hòuhǎi Exercise Park
Outdoor exercise area with free-to-use table tennis tables and muscle-stretching contraptions. Popular with elderly locals.
Small lakeside public square. Popular spot for formation dancing early morning and evening.
Wang Pang Zi
Lauded by many as the best donkey-meat place in town, this small 24-hour restaurant specialises in flaky pastry pockets, stuffed with...
46 Beiheyan Lu; 西城区什刹海后海北沿46号 · interesting places nearby
Song Qingling Former Residence information
Madam Sòng is lovingly venerated by the Chinese as the wife of Sun Yatsen, founder of the Republic of China. Set in a lovely garden, her mansion, the former home of the father of Puyi (China’s last emperor) displays her personal items, pictures, clothing and books. The highlight, however, is the museum to the side which houses a very comprehensive exhibition on Madam Sòng's fascinating life, including the car given to her by Stalin, which comes with good English captions.
Volunteers conduct free English tours within the house.