The former residence of Mao Dun
Originally built in the mid 19th century and covering a total area of 650 m2, the former residence of Mao Dun, was the Mao family home for many generations. In 1984, the building was renovated and extended to cover a total area of 1,731.5 square metres, opening to the public one year later. In 1988, it was listed as one of the Key State Preserved Relic Units and in 1994 was renamed the Mao Dun Museum of the City of Tongxiang. The house has three exhibition areas: ‘Wuzhen, the Hometown of Mao Dun’, ‘the Way of Mao Dun’, and ‘the Former Residence of Mao Dun (renovated)’. The present Mao Dun Museum lies to the east of the residence, which was formerly the Lizhi Shuyuan (Aspiration Academy) where Mao Dun spent his early school years.
Fanglu Pavilion (Pavilion of Visits to Lu)
The Fanglu Pavilion obtained its name from an accidental meeting between Lu Tong, the owner, and Lu Yu, the Patron Saint of Tea, during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It is said that Lu Yu once mistakenly ate some poisonous leaves and was rescued by Lu Tong, who happened to collect tea leaves at that time. In return, Lu Yu taught Lu Tong knowledge of tea and tea-making skills, which resulted in the prosperity of Lu Tong’s teahouse. At the suggestion of one guest, Lu Tong changed the establishment’s name to the Pavilion of Visits to Lu, in memory of this respected scholar. Located to the south of Ying Bridge and backing onto the city river, the teahouse enjoys a broad view of Guanqian Street.
How to get to Wuzhen from Shanghai?
Còng shànghǎi dào wūzhèn zěnme zǒu?
How long do you need to visit both part of Wuzhen?
Cānguān wán wūzhèn de liǎnggè bùfèn xūyào duōjiǔ?
What is your favorite place in Wuzhen?
Nǐ zuì xǐhuān wūzhèn de nǎgè dìfāng?
I would like to learn Mandarin to travel easily in China
Wǒ xiǎngyào xuéxí zhōngwén, wèile zài zhōngguò lǚyòu gèng ròngyì
When you speak Chinese you can make new friends very easily
Rúguǒ nǐ huì shuō zhōngwén, jiāo xīn de péngyǒu jiùhuì hěn ròngyì
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