The town of Shaoshan is located about 130km (80 miles) south-west of Changsha and is famous for being the birthplace of Mao Zedong. He is said to have been born in a mud-brick thatched house in 1893 which still stands today, and therefore, is one of China's most visited sights. He lived here with his family until 1910 and came back briefly in 1921. Not only can pilgrims visit his childhood home but they can also visit family tombs, a museum and a statue of him. To get here, take a bus from Changsha's southern bus station which takes 2 hours and costs Y25.