Song Qingling Former Residence
Golden Sail Water Sports Club
Also known as Shíchàhǎi (什刹海) but mostly just referred to collectively as ‘Hòuhǎi’, the Hòuhǎi lakes are compromised of three lakes:...
Xu Beihong Museum
The Chinese artist Xu Beihong (1895–1953), best remembered for his galloping horses that injected dynamism into previously static forms...
Perched in splendid isolation by the side of the little-visited Xihai Lake, this three-storey bar is great in summer when its roof...
Shàoxīng in Zhèjiāng province is famous as the birthplace of Lu Xun, the man who invented modern Chinese literature, and its eponymous,...
Song Qingling Former Residence information
Lonely Planet review
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 house, the former home of the father of Puyi (China’s last emperor), is rather dormant; on display are personal items, pictures, clothing and books. But the building to the side 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. You can find the museum on the northern side of Hòuhǎi Lake and within reach of Prince Gong’s residence.