Húnán County No 1 Teachers’ Training School
The old city walls were built of rammed earth in 202 BC, reinforced with stone in AD 1372, and finally demolished in 1928 save for this...
Students have been cramming for exams at the base of Yuèlù Mountain west of the river since AD 976, when the academy was established as...
Hunan CPC Committee
It is the former site of Mao's living quarters and includes photos and historical items from the 1920s, along with a wall where Mao's...
There’s a great buzz at this landmark eatery, established in 1747. In 1958, Mao tried the housemade choù dòufu (臭豆腐; stinky tofu;...
Húnán County No 1 Teachers’ Training School information
Lonely Planet review
Between 1913 and 1918, Mao studied here and returned to teach classics from 1920 to 1922. It’s still a working college, and sometimes students keen to practise English will show you around Mao’s dormitory and classrooms, the halls where he held his first political meetings, and the well where he drew water for his cold baths. Otherwise, there are a few English captions.