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Birthplace of Chinese Communist Party

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Address: No.374 Huangpi Nan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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+86 21 5383 2171
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

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Quite insightful for getting a better understanding how the CPC was established and those involved. Quite ironic this is one of the most capitalistic areas of Shanghai nowadays.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is wonderful to see these places preserved and this history recognized. It is inspiring to see how Marxism and Lenin and Trotsky's revolution in Russia influenced and brought hope to so many people.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Quite insightful for getting a better understanding how the CPC was established and those involved. Quite ironic this is one of the most capitalistic areas of Shanghai nowadays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is free, and has good information to explain the reason why China decided to go down the path of communism. The side of the story that you don't really get from western sources. If you're interested in getting both sides of the story, you need to visit this museum.

Thank Flymehigh
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

An interesting exhibition of the place where Chinese Communist Party was constituted. You see a great collection of photos and documments, accompanied by explanations of the historical situation in which China was when the party was founded. If you are interested in China's recent history, check it out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I visited this to simply get a photo for a friend. It is in a very nice, leafy, quiet neighbourhood. It is about 30 minutes walk from the subway station.

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We ducked into this museum to get out of the rain. Admission is free. It tells the story of the establishment and growth of the Chinese Communist Party, which currently rules China. The story is interesting and well documented. Displays have english descriptions, although some displays, particularly statistical charts, have no english explanations of the data. The "grand finale" is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is the other place that made me very curious and interested in Chinese history and culture. Visit the Birthplace of Chinese Communist Party to learn more and to experience a little bit of what Shanghai was like back in the day. Important: The name outside reads something like this: "The Site of the First National Congress..." It does not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I thought this small museum was really helpful in understanding the history that brought the Communist Party to power in China. All exhibits are in English, and it is easy to follow. There are a few interesting relics such as the old boundary stone of the international concession and the coat of arms of the Shanghai volunteer force. Some parts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We came across this interesting Building and Contents and Very Pleased we did. It is Not Big or Dynamic but well worth a look if your in the Area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

It's like when we are walking to our restaurant and pass by here I'll say to the group something like, "Hey, this is the official location where the CCP was formed". Although important to China modern history there is not much to actually see here. So you may as well pause outside, snap a photo and go to lunch at... More 

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The refurbishment of a block of old shikumen into a carless entertainment center called Xintiandi, filled with restaurants, shops and bars, turned this area below South Huangpi Road into one of Shanghai’s most fashionable areas. Luxe condos house people who can afford the high-end brands that fill the malls and shops along Madang Road. The pleasant Taipinghu Park provides the area with green space and is also home to Shanghai Fashion Week twice a year. It’s not all glitter and glamour, though, as the rise of Danshui Road has given the Xintiandi area a shot of toned-down character. Small bars and cafes, mostly owned by locals, have people hanging out in a formerly quiet, unassuming part of the neighborhood.
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