(长沙市花明楼景区 cháng shā huā míng lóu jǐng qū)
Located in the southeast of Ningxiang , a county-level city of Changsha, Hunan province, Huaminglou is a key tourist attraction along the Changsha-Shaoshan- Huaminglou-Niaoshi travel route, a route connected with New China's first generation of leaders. Shaoshan, Huaminglou and Niaoshi are the hometowns of leaders Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi and Zhu De.
Liu Shaoqi Memorial Hall, a main part of Huaminglou, is a key historical monument under state-level protection. The hall mainly includes his former residence and bronze statue. The Former Residence of Liu Shaoqi has 20 rooms of various sizes with more than 30 thatched cottages and tile-roofed houses restored according to the original design. Over 190 exhibits are on display; the typical features of a farmer's house at the end of the 19th century and some scenes of Liu Shaoqi's life are represented in the old residence.
The Memorial Hall, located some 300 meters from the residence, was constructed in November 1988, and in 1998, former general secretary of the CPC and former Chinese President Jiang Zeming inscribed the bronze statue. A rich collection of historical documents and materials and photos is located in the Memorial Hall.
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
Ideal Sightseeing Season: Suitable for all seasons
Opening Hours: 9:00 -- 17:00
Ticket Price: Free
Address: Huaminglou town, Ningxiang city, Changsha city, Hunan province
1. Free admission by ticket only.
2. Free tickets are distributed at the visitor center.
3. Sightseeing buses are available at the scenic area and cost 15 yuan ($2.17).