Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

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Geographic location:Shaoshan City, Hunan Province


Famous scenery:Drip Cave, Former Residence of Mao Zedong, Mao Zedong’s Poetry

Climate type:Subtropical monsoon humid climate

The Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area is located at the junction of Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan. It is the hometown of Comrade Mao Zedong, the great leader of the Chinese people.

The main attractions of Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area include Mao Zedong’s former residence, Mao Zedong bronze statue, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, Mao Zedong Relics Museum, Mao Zedong’s poetry monument forest, Mao Zedong Memorial Park and other cultural landscapes, as well as the mysterious “Western Cave” drip hole, Heishi Village and other natural landscapes. In 2011, Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area was rated as a national AAAAA-level tourist area.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Historical evolution

The Shaoshan Railway, which was completed at the end of 1967, provides convenient transportation conditions for Shaoshan tourism.
From 1968 to 1980, a number of service facilities such as Comrade Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, Shaoshan Railway Station, Shaoshan Hotel and Hotel were built. The basic pattern of tourism reception from Qingxi Town to Shaoshan Chongyi Line was initially formed with Mao Zedong’s former residence as the center.
In August 1986, the state stipulated that Shaoshan was both a revolutionary memorial and a scenic tourist area.
In December 2000, Comrade Mao Zedong’s former residence was successfully upgraded to the national 4A level. The municipal party committee and municipal government took this as a new starting point and adopted a series of measures to lay the foundation for the construction of “Dayu Mountain, Big Tourism and Grand Scenic Area”.
In May 2009, Shaoshan entered the national AAAAA-level tourist scenic spot with the theme of “Red Holy Land and Civilized Scenic Spot”.
In August 2013, Hunan Province listed Shaoshan as a key county in the province’s cultural tourism industry, and continued to support it for three years from 2013 to 2015.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Geographical environment

Geographic location

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area is located in Shaoshan City, Hunan Province, at the junction of Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan, 108 kilometers away from Changsha City. The geographical coordinates are north latitude N38°39′27.97′′ east longitude E104°04′58.66′′.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Climate characteristics

The Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area is located in a subtropical humid climate zone with four distinct seasons, cold winters and hot summers, long summer heat and short cold periods. The annual average temperature is 16.7 °C, which is slightly lower than that of the surrounding counties and cities. The annual extreme maximum temperature is 39.5 °C. The average temperature in January was 4.4 °C. The hottest month in July, the monthly average temperature is 28.9 °C.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Landscape attractions


Also known as Xianding Peak, it is one of the seventy-seven peaks of Nanyue. It is located in the southern part of the Xiangshan tourist area of Xiangtan, with an elevation of 519 meters. It is the first peak of the scenic spot. “The peak of the peaks” is one of the eight scenic spots in Shaoshan .

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Yunmen Temple

Yunmen Temple, also known as Shibei Temple, is located in the northeast corner of Xiangxiang City in the Xiangshan Tourist Area of Xiangtan. It was built in the second year of Song Emperor (1050). The Ming and Qing Dynasties have been rebuilt several times. Provincial key cultural relics protection units. After reconstruction, the area is 12,000 square meters, including the front hall, Daxiong Hall, Guanyin Pavilion and other buildings.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Guan Sheng Temple

Guansheng Temple is located in Pingzheng Road, Xiangtan City, Xiangshan Tourism Zone, Xiangtan. The main hall is resting on the top of the mountain. It is built on a granite platform. It is 16 meters high, 24 meters long and 14 meters wide. It is magnificent, complex in structure and rich in carvings.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Drip hole

The drip hole is the chairman’s villa, located in the corner of the west side of Shaoshan Chong in the Xiangshan tourist area of Xiangtan, 3 km away from the former residence of the chairman. Drip Cave is a famous group of scenic spots in the Shaoshan Mountain. The villa was built in 1960, and the building structure is similar to the structure of the Zhongnanhai house in Beijing.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Rain Lake Park

Yuhu Park is located in Xiangtan City Center in the Xiangshan Tourist Area of Xiangtan. Because of the low terrain, the water is named after the lake. Covering an area of about 21 hectares, including 12 hectares of water, it is divided into upper, middle and lower three lakes. The lake is built with two different styles of seven-star and eight-story bridges. The bridge is wide and the boat is unblocked.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Former Residence of Peng Dehuai

Former residence of Peng Dehuai is located in Pengjiaweizi, Wushi Village, Wushi Town, Xiangtan County, Xiangtan County, Xiangtan County, covering an area of 200 square meters. The existing building of the former residence was built by Peng Dehuai when he was the head of the Xiang Army. It was built in 1925. In 1998, the Peng Dehuai Memorial Hall was opened in the north of the former residence.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Qi Baishi’s former residence

The former residence of Qi Baishi is located in Xingdoutang Village, Baishipu Township, Xiangtan County, Xiangshan Tourism Zone, Xiangtan, covering an area of 150 square meters. For an ordinary farmhouse. Provincial key cultural relics protection units. The former residence displays photos of the life stories of the old people of Qi Baishi and the poems and inks for the visitors to enjoy.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Former Residence of Mao Zedong

The former residence of Mao Zedong’s former residence is located in Zhonglu Mountain Chongzhong, Xiangshan Tourism Zone, 104 km from Changsha City. The former residence of Mao Zedong covers an area of 566.39 square meters, with a building area of 472.92 square meters. The house is mud brick and green tile, civil structure Sitting on the north and facing the mountain, it is a common “one-carved firewood” type of ordinary farm house in the south. After 1950, after several repairs, the original appearance was restored. It is now a national key cultural relics protection unit. In 1982, with the approval of the Party Central Committee, the “old residence” was changed to “the former residence.”

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area


Mao Zedong’s poetry is located at the foothills of the Jiufeng Mountain in the Xiangshan Tourist Area of Xiangtan. It is a new memorial tour to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birthday. Beilin covers an area of 20,000 square meters. The monuments of Beilin are made of marble, white marble and granite of different sizes.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Mao Zedong Memorial Hall

Comrade Mao Zedong Memorial Hall is located in the Maoshan Ancestral Hall in the Xiangshan Tourist Area of Xiangtan. It was originally called the Comrade Mao Zedong’s old residence exhibition hall. It was built in 1964 and has a building area of 8380.08 square meters. In 1982, it was changed to its current name.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area


The Xinziji Age Site of the Zizi Mountain is located in Xiangxiang County, Xiangshan Tourism Zone of Xiangtan. It is a Longshan Cultural Site in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. There are more than 80 tombs. There are stone shovel, stone chisel, stone shovel and pottery, cup and pot. Pottery, pots, bowls and other ceramic utensils provide a large amount of physical objects and materials for the study of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Receive honor

Patriotism Education Demonstration Base
Provincial government
year 2006
National AAAA Tourist Area
National Tourism Bureau
year 2011
National AAAAA level tourist area
National Tourism Bureau
Literary creation base
Cultural hall

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area


Proper immigration

According to the special requirements of environmental carrying capacity and cultural relics protection, Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area should determine the maximum number of permanent residents, temporary residents and floating population in the district, strictly control, and should implement relocation and centralized resettlement.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Use properly

Strictly restrict new residents and business households, establish a system of residence and business access for scenic spots, and set up permit certificates for commercial and residential construction. It is suggested that on the basis of scientific argumentation, according to the characteristics of the scenic spot, special requirements and the limits of environmental carrying, it is planned to carry out the “embellishment” project and necessary supporting facilities in the scenic spot, and establish an access system for development and construction. Correspondingly, a quasi-person certificate will be set up; according to the number of people that can be carried in the scenic area, an access permit system for permanent residence and mobility will be established, and a residence permit will be set; and according to the environment, the size and type of business can be carried, and the business permit certificate will be set up.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Effective supervision

Establish an annual review and reward and punishment system for residence, construction and operation. After the establishment of the system of prospective persons in scenic spots and cultural relics protection areas, inspections should be carried out strictly and frequently, and rewards or punishments should be given according to the compliance with the system. A deduction system can be established, that is, violations are severely deducted, and deductions are revoked to a certain extent. After a lighter correction, you can continue to live, build, and operate after a certain period of time. If the circumstances are serious, you will never enter the scenic area to live, construct, or operate. This can achieve the goal of fundamental governance from the source.

Xiangtan Shaoshan Tourist Area

Travel guide

Ticket information

Comrade Mao Zedong’s former residence is free
Qifeng Scenic Area 73 yuan
Dripping water scenic spot 50 yuan
Mao’s Ancestral Hall 10 yuan
Mao Zhengong 祠 10 yuan
Comrade Mao Zedong Memorial Hall 45 yuan

Travel information

Train: Shaoshan Railway Station is the terminal station, located in Qingxi Town and adjacent to Shaoshan Bus Station, facing the Mao Zedong Statue Park. The provincial capital Changsha to Shaoshan has a daily train of 韶1 and 韶2 trains.

Bus: The bus station of Qingxi Town in Shaoshan City Center starts at 5:00 in the morning and there is a bus to Xiangtan every 15 minutes. From 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, there is a bus to Changsha South Railway Station every 30 minutes. There is an air-conditioned shuttle bus to Shaoshan Mountain. From 7 am to 5 pm, there will be a bus to Shaoshan every 50 minutes.

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