Zhou Enlai's Former Residence, Shanghai

Zhou Enlai's Former Residence, Shanghai

Premier Zhou En Lai stayed at this Spanish Villa located in the former French Concession during his visits to Shanghai. It was also the office of the Communist Party of China.

The former residence of Zhou En Lai is located in a beautiful neighbourhood with many quaint European homes. The ivy covered villa has three floors and a small courtyard garden. It once belonged to a wealthy French merchant and covers an area of 850 square meters. Today, Zhou’s statue can be found in the garden. The former residence of Zhou En Lai was used more as an office than a residence during his lifetime. He gave press conferences here and met foreign dignitaries before and after the communist takeover.

The house is now preserved as a museum. The Buick that Zhou En Lai drove is still parked in the garage and the office rooms of the Communist Party are preserved like they were during his lifetime. His neat bedroom with threadbare blankets and Spartan furniture is on display and a dorm that was used by other communist officials when they came to stay is preserved. Visitors can also see photographs and documents about the life and achievements of Zhou En Lai.

Operation hours: 9 am - 4 pm.

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Sight Name: Zhou Enlai's Former Residence
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Luwan District Walking Tour, Shanghai  

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