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Add:9 Dongping Rd

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The famed mansion "Ailu" (Love Cottage) is the former residence of Chiang Kaishek and Soong Mei-ling, and is now part of the Middle School Affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. German in outlook with large windows and cobblestone walls, it sits comfortably in the school's compound. Soong Tzu-wen, brother to the Soong sisters, bought the house from a foreign owner as a dowry for his youngest sister. This was Chiang's first home in Shanghai and they only stayed in the house during their Shanghai trips. Chiang gave the house a sweet name "Ailu" (Love Cottage) and wrote it in scarlet calligraphy on a giant rock. The Simply Life shop along the road is part of the mansion, which has been totally renovated in a style reminiscent of its past glory. The newly revamped store is a treasure trove of gifts and home accessories.