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Jing'an District unveils five 'red' guided tours
From:Shine  |  2020-06-10 20:29

Jing’an District has designed five red tourist routes to lead more people along its historical revolutionary roads.

The guided tours cover the general history of the district and visit local historical and revolutionary sites, modern landmarks and popular destinations.

“Not only exploring the great moments in the past, people can also experience today’s achievements through the tours,” said Zhang Zhong, a senior researcher from Jing’an’s culture and tourism bureau.

Route A offers a red pilgrimage trail that guides people to major red sites, including the shikumen (stone-gate) building where Chairman Mao Zedong spent his longest time in the city and the memorial hall of the Party’s Second National Congress where the first Party constitution was drafted.

Route B offers a stroll along Suhe Bay, the cradle of finance and commerce in Shanghai. This area is where the first Chinese-run silk reeling factory was operated, where China’s first modern chamber of commerce was founded and where the first Western-style court was established. Also, it witnessed historic battles against Japanese invaders.

Route C allows people to explore Shaanxi Road N., long regarded as an epitome of the city’s inclusive spirit and international atmosphere.

Built more than a century ago under the name Seymour Road, it is dotted with historic buildings of different architectural styles. Major sites on this tour include the Ohel Rachel Synagogue, Grace Church and former residence of Hong Kong tycoon Ho Tung.

Historical sites on Yuyuan Road, another century-old road, form route D. Sites include the former residence of Cai Yuanpei, former residence of Liu Changsheng and The Paramount ballroom.

Route E is a tour of traditional Shanghai-style architecture. Sites include Yuanli Pawnshop Museum, the house where early Party leaders like Peng Pai were arrested and the former site of the Party’s Songpu Special Committee’s Office.

People interested in participating in the routes can seek more information from the WeChat account Yuanlai Shanghai (gh_f59600f55cf3).