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Soong Ching-ling (1893-1981) was the honorary president of the People's Republic of China and the wife of Sun Yat-sen, the founder of the Republic of China. She was considered one of the most prominent political figures in the 20th century China and was known for defending the republic system and her ideas of equality.
In late 1948, Soong Ching-ling moved to this German-style house built in 1920 and she lived and worked here till 1963. This impressive residence has a 2,000-square-meter garden and a big lawn surrounded by tall camphor trees. The house has a big terrace looking over this peaceful green setting.
Visitors can tour inside, from the living room to dining room, the study, her bedroom, her office and the bedroom of her housekeeper. All her furniture, decorations and personal items are left intact as they were when Soong lived there. In the pinky living room, many pictures of Soong and her husband Sun Yat-sen are on display.
The other part of the memorial residence is the museum where Soong Ching-ling’s books, pictures, writings and personal items are kept. The exhibition begins with pictures and relics of her girlhood, continues with a lot of documents and letters written in English by Soong Ching-ling about her political ideas, and ends with presents from foreign heads of state and some of her clothes.
The memorial residence is now among the city’s protected cultural heritages.
Audio guides: 15 RMB with 100 RMB as deposit (English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German)