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The Gao Junyu Former Residence Memorial Hall

Updated: Nov 19, 2019 shanxi.chinadaily.com.cn/taiyuan Print

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The Gao Junyu Former Residence Memorial Hall is a provincial-level cultural relic protection site and located in Fenglingdi village in Jingyou town of Loufan county in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi. It is the birthplace of Gao Junyu, who was among the early leaders of Communist Party of Chinese and Gao lived there before he was 16.

Fenglingdi village is seated in the upper reaches of Fenhe River and to the east is Fengling Mountain with an elevation of 1,378 meters. On the mountain top are smoke towers built by local people in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) against enemies' invasion.

The former residence was built leaning against the mountains and called Courtyard of Family Gao by local people. It has more than 70 cave rooms and is in the characteristic style of rural buildings in northwestern Shanxi.

 

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