Shaoshan Travel Guide

Last updated by fabiowzgogo at 2015/5/11

Shaoshan Overview

Shaoshan, a county-level city of Hunan Province, is the hometown of our great leader, Chairman Mao Zedong. It also ranks as a famous revolutionary memorial site, the national key scenic area, the national traditional revolutionary base for teenagers and the important cultural relic sites under state-level protection. Shaoshan is located in the middle part of Hunan Province, covering an area of about 210 square kilometers and a population of 100,000. It’s 40 kilometers from Xiangtan City and 120 kilometers from the capital city, Changsha. Shaoshan is reputed as a big natural oxygen bar, with the percentage of forest cover of 56%. At present, tourism becomes the leading industry of Shaoshan for its natural and human landscape. Shaoshan is blessed with seven large scenic areas and 82 scenic spots, integrating tourism, entertainment, relaxation and looking with reverence, presenting its rich historical culture, .the culture of great man and ecological culture, including Mao Zedong's former Residence, Mao Zedong’s bronze statue, Mao Zedong’s Memorial Hall, Mao Zedong’s relics museum, the Forest of Steles of Mao's poetries and Memorial Garden, Mao Zedong’s Memorial Garden, Mt. Sao and Water Dripping Cave. Thus, Shaoshan is a unique place to feel, experience and know about the great chairman, Mao Zedong.