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Soong Ching Ling's Former Residence
View the former residence of Soong Ching Ling, late honorary chairman of the People' s Republic of China.This property was originally the garden residence of a Qing Dynasty prince. In those days there were more buildings on the land, but through neglect fell into ruin. Sometime after 1949, the PRC decided to build Song Qingling a home in Beijing. It was finished in 1963 and Madame Song lived there until her death in 1981.
Surrounding the main house, is a lovely garden which is elegantly laid out with rock gardens and ponds. Whispy willow trees, pines, cypresses, and varieties of different kinds of flowers set the scene here. It is so tranquil and peaceful here in the garden. There are several exhibition halls throughout the main building that displays memorabilia of the lady who once resided here. Gives you a glimpse of memorable events that took place in the life of Soong Ching Ling.
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Madam Song was the second wife to Sun Yat Sen (the first president of the Republic of China). This museum used to be her home, until it was turned into a museum. The admission is Y10 and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:30.
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Soong Ching-Ling's Mansion
Lesser known than the more famous Prince Gong's mansion, Soong Ching-Ling's mansion is a wonderful, serene abode in central Beijing. It features many lovely architectural pieces, such as featured in the photos here. There's also an exhibit, detailing the biographical history of Soong Ching-Ling, the wife of Sun Yat-sen (first president of the Republic of China).
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Song Quingling [1893-1981] was the widow of Dr Sun Yat-sen and she is known as the mother of the nation. She left the Nationalist party of her brother in law, Chang Kai-shek to join the rival party led by Mao. She became vice-president of the republic in 1949 and was given this beautiful villa on the banks of Lake Houhai. The villa is now packed with photos and objects tracing her life.
Song Qingling's Former Residence
Visiting the former residence of Sun Yat Sen's wife is both educational and peaceful. The grounds and house are very quiet and the exhibit of her life including her 1950's car gives you some insight into the life of Song Qingling. We visited it as part of a walk around the Shicha lake area and it was the one we liked the best. Entry is 20 Yuan.
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