Shanghai Celebrity Tour
While mentioning Shanghai, most people will talk about its rocketing skyscrapers and fast pace of life now. Rapid modernization is gradually shaping Shanghai as a metropolis. Its profound history blows over in course of time. People rarely remember those heartquakes Shanghai ever experienced. Here was ever the revolutionary base to a great number of patriots. These distinguished people include Mao Tse-tung, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Madam Soong Ching-ling, Premier Zhou En-lai, and many greatest minds of that time, such as Lu Xun and Ba Jin. They temporarily lived in Shanghai or settled down, leaving behind numerous precious heritages. Walk into their former houses and trace that special period notched in Shanghai's history. Most of these residences are open to tourists, offering the chance to know these celebrities living tens of years ago. Some places are museums, gathering historic records of that time. Some are still in use, such as Xi’s Garden (Dongping Rd). This was ever a villa with garden belonging to Mr. Xi De-yi, the governor of Kuomintang Central Bank. Now it is a renowned restaurant offering elaborate Benbang cuisine. Delicious food and characteristic dinning atmosphere always are worthwhile a try.
Shanghai Celebrity Tour List