Shaoshan travel guide

Shaoshan in brief Shaoshan, commonly known as the hometown of Mao Zedong, the founding father of Peoples Republic of China, is a county-level city of Xiangtan City in central Chinas Hunan Province, some 104 kilometers from the provincial capital of Changsha. It is also known as a ''red tourism'' site and a revolutionary holy place. Covering 247 square kilometers and surrounded by mountains, Shaoshan highlights historical sites such as the Mao's Former Residence, the Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong, Mao Zedong Relic Museum, and natural landscapes of Shao Peak, Water-dripping Cave, and Blackstone Village. After the founding of New China in 1949, millions of visitors from home and abroad come here to pay homage to Mao Zedong, bringing tourism-related revenues for this city. Shaoshan is the heart of Chinas red tourism industry and a patriotism educational base. Azalea is the city flower, symbolizing revolution and wellbeing. History of Shaoshan A hamlet nestled in mountains Surrounded by mountains, Shaoshan has the obvious pros and cons of a mountain township: beautiful, quiet and economy hindered by inconvenient traffic. But its history was changed by the birth of a great man M...More information about Shaoshan »

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