Site of the First National Congress of the CCP
It was in this relatively unassuming two-storey shikumen house on July 23rd 1921 that the Chinese Communist Party was born through a meeting of 13 delegates. The building was the home of one of the delegates, Li Hanjun. The building now houses a museum on the second floor with models of the occasion using wax figures of the delgates, including Mao Zedong. There are also photographs and artifacts explaining various revolutionary struggles in China and bemoaning the ruthless powers that oppressed them. Before leaving the museum you are taken to room where the meeting actually took place. The museum is only of moderate interest unless you have an interest in modern Chinese history. But it’s cheap and it’s in Xintiandi which makes it convenient so it’s worth a quick visit.
Admission: ¥3. Open: 9am-5pm.
Address: 374 Huangpi Nan Lu (by Xingye Lu). Tel: +86 (021) 5383 2171.
Directions: About 5 minutes walk directly south from Huangpi Nan Lu subway station.
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去中共一大会址，谢谢。地址：黃陂南路374号, 近興業路。 (Please take me to the Site of the First National Congress. Thank you.)