Sun Yatsen’s Former Residence

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Sun Yatsen’s Former Residence information

Location
Shànghǎi , China
Address
7 Xiangshan Rd; 香山路7号
Telephone
+86 21 5306 3361
Getting there
Metro: South Shaanxi Rd, Xintiandi
Prices
adult/child over 6 yrs & seniors ¥20/¥10, audio guide ¥20
Opening hours
9am-4pm
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Sun Zhongshan predictably receives the full-on hagiographic treatment at this shrine to China’s guófù (国父; father of the nation). A capacious exhibition hall next door further pampers his memory and serves as a full-on prelude to his pebble-dash ‘Spanish-style’ home.

Once you get to his house proper – where he lived on what was rue Moliere, from 1918 to 1924 – you need to pop transparent shower caps over your shoes to protect the threadbare carpets. Don’t forget to catch the lovely garden, where a Magnolia grandiflora deliciously flowers in summer.