Following CPC footprints: Former residence of Mao Zedong



Mao Zedong, the late Chinese leader, also the main founder and leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was born in Shaoshan, central China's Hunan Province on December 26, 1893.

The former residence of Mao Zedong was the birthplace and childhood home of Mao. It's now a national 5A scenic spot, a "Red tourism" site and also a popular tourist destination. Mao lived here until 1910, when he left his hometown for education.

The former residence of Mao Zedong in central China's Hunan Province is the sixth station of the "Following CPC footprints" series. /CGTN

Mao's former residence opened to the public in 1951 and has received more than 100 million visits from both home and abroad, according to Xinhua News Agency.

The scenic spot was reopened on April 25 this year, after a closure of over 50 days for renovation.

Tourists visit the former residence of Mao Zedong in Shaoshan City, central China's Hunan Province, July 18, 2018. /CFP

The room's furnishings have been kept roughly as what they were when Mao lived, and most of the utensils are original. Mao's family shared the middle hall with their neighbors, the whole complex forms a concave shape, which was a typical style of houses in Hunan Province at that time.

The "Following CPC footprints" series is a travel guide introducing 10 historical sites of great significance to the Communist Party of China (CPC) and recounting the story of the Chinese people's efforts in building a better nation under the leadership of the CPC in the past 100 years.

Following CPC footprints: Chinese Military Museum in Beijing

Following CPC footprints: Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre

Following CPC footprints: Former site of World Expo 2010 Shanghai

Following CPC footprints: Site of the First National Congress of the CPC

Following CPC footprints: Jinggang Mountains

(Images designer: Fan Chenxiao)