Often praised in China as the “Mother of the Nation”, Soong Chingling was one of the most significant women of 20th century China. As the wife of Sun Yat-Sen, she worked extensively with women and children and was a pivotal figure of the Chinese revolution.

While the actual residence itself (previously belonging to Prince Chun in the Qing dynasty) is quite unimpressive, containing a small museum of her personal objects, pictures and other paraphernalia, the gardens it is set in are lovely to walk around.

While for me this residence didn’t live up to the high expectations set by my guidebook, if you are interested in Chinese history or politics the museum may make a fascinating visit.

Entrance Ticket: 20 RMB

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