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The Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China
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As a renowned historical attraction of Shanghai, the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China (zhōng gòng yī dà 中共一大) has received 10 million visitors from home and abroad since its opening 50 years ago, with attendance rising to 1.8 million visitors in recent years after rebuilt in 1999. Situated at No.76 Xingye Road (xīng yè lù 兴业路), next to Shanghai Xintiandi, a fashionable pedestrian area, the two-story Shikumen building was completed in 1920 as the residence of two Communist Party members. On July 23, 1921, thirteen members held their first national congress of the Communist Party of China here, marking the birth of the Party.

altIn the living room on the first floor where the congress was held, everything is placed as it was 84 years ago. The articles copied from the originals create an imposing atmosphere in this 18-square-meter (194 sq. ft) little room. Upstairs is an exhibition hall of 450 square meters (4,860 sq. ft), with more than one hundred revolutionary relics, documents, and photos on display. The exhibits cover the history of the Party's birth, the blooming of nation-wide communist teams, photos of the thirteen members, etc. In addition, a waxworks hall inside vividly reproduces the scene of this significant meeting. The other twelve members listen and smile as Mao Zedong, founder of the PRC, makes his speech. Lifelike, the wax figures seem to make time stand still, bringing people back to that exciting moment.

Admission Fee: CNY 3
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 Close on Mon. and Thu.
Public Transportation: Bus No. 2, 42, 126, 911, 109 or Subway No.1
Address: No.76 Xingye Road, next to Shanghai Xintiandi (shàng hǎi xīn tiān dì 上海新天地)

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