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Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju)

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Address: Hou Hai Bei Yan 46, Northeast shore of Hou Hai, Xi Cheng Qu, Beijing 100009, China
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+86 10 6404 4205
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Song Qingling was the wife of Sun Yat Sen, she loved China & her former...

Song Qingling was the wife of Sun Yat Sen, she loved China & her former home, on the northern side of Hou Hai lake, houses memorabilia. The gardens surrounding the house a lovely.

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Quaint residence

It was not a planned visit, but I came across this place while wandering in the hutong area. This residence has a garden, courtyard and a 2-storey museum. It was peaceful here as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

It was not a planned visit, but I came across this place while wandering in the hutong area. This residence has a garden, courtyard and a 2-storey museum. It was peaceful here as it wasn’t a major tourist attraction. There are many paintings and exhibits inside the museum to give a glimpse of the life of Soong Ching Ling, wife... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

In the Houhai lake area. The East side of the residence is under renovation from Mar 21 to May 21, and you must enter on the western gate. Only access to the museum and the former residence is available. No access to garden. The museum has detailed the life Soong Ching Ling from childhood to her final days. The English... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This mansion is situated in the hutong district, by the lake and combines historic buildings, rooms and furniture, as well as a charming garden and a small but very interesting memorial museum. A must if you are interested in the Revolution.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

This is a good choice to learn more about post-Imperial Chinese history. Interesting artifacts and adequate labeling in English, giving you a good sense of the politics and personal lives of those who participated in the decades-long effort to recreate the Chinese nation. Be sure you go to the side building that contains most of the museum; the residence and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

I had visited the cemetery of Song Ching Ling in Shanghai. I marveled at the strange phenomenon of the pine trees planted around her tomb that curved and bent towards the center of the burial ground. The angle of curvature of the trees apparently was not due to the effort of human manipulation. I found it unbelievable but my tour... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Soong Ching Ling is one of the central figures in modern Chinese history, and this museum provides a fascinating and comprehensive presentation of her life and times. It's not on the usual tourist route for 1st-time visitors, but well worth the trek off the beaten path, along with a lovely walk through the Back Lakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

The three daughters of the Soong family were married to Chiang Kai Shek and Sun Yat Sen, and to a super rich banker who was a pre-war finance minister of China. Their three brothers were some of the richest pre-war industrialists. Their father had been a shipwrecked South China fisherman boy, salvaged by a New England whaler, trained as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

It was purely by chance we were pottering along the North side of Houhai lake when we noticed the entry and decided to risk 40 RMB on a visit. If you are at all interested in the Chinese Cultural revolution (1911 and on) you have to visit this museum. The Beijing government have preserved her former home in an instant... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Soong Ching Ling was clearly an amazing woman and the museum within the residence gives a good overview of her life (but make sure you go in through the entrance nearest the lake, otherwise you do her life backwards which was confusing). That said the residence has been over restored, or pulled down and rebuilt as a replica, so it... More 

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Daly City, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Soong Ching Ling was a very influential woman in China and if you find yourself in the Hou Hai area you must come here. The Song sisters were very infulential people during that time of the start of modern China. Ching Ling was married to Sun Yat sun. Her sister was married to Chiang Kai shek. Very powerful men. The... More 

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