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Revolutionary Track Trip
  Tour Itinerary: Zhengyang Gate→ Tian’anmen Square→ the National Museum → Shao Shan Maojiacai Restaurant, i.e. Chairman Mao’s cuisine from Shaoshan(Nan He Yan)→ Beida Honglou, i.e. the Red Building of Beijing University → the former residence of Late Chairman Maozedong → the Martyr Wen Tianxiang’s Shrine → the Memorial for Dr. Sun Yatsan’s Death → the former government office of Duan Qirui → The Relics of Zhaojialou (the Building of Family Zhao) → meal at Guigongfu Restaurant

  Activities: First, you can visit the Arrow Tower of Zhengyangmen, also the Front Gate, with over 500 years history, which has witnessed many historical events such as the invasion by the Allied Forces of Eight Powers, the December 19th Students Movement in 1935, the People’s Liberation Army’s entry into Beijing City. Tian’anmen Square has witnessed many even more important historical events such as the May Fourth Movement, the Founding Ceremony of the People’s Republic of China. The Monument to the People’s Heroes on the Tian’anmen Square is to commemorate those Chinese who had laid down their lives since 1840 for the freedom and richness and power of China. The National Museum, the incorporation of former Chinese Revolutionary Museum and Chinese History Museum advances and enriches the fine cultural heritage of nation and exhibits the mainstream spirit of modern time. You can have lunch at Shaoshan Maojiacai Restaurant at Nanheyan, to taste the special cuisine of Chairman Maoedong’s hometown. In the afternoon, you can visit the Red Building of Beijing University, the cradleland of the May Fourth Movement, also as the former residence of Chairman Maozedong when he was working at Beijing University. Then pay a visit to Martyr Wen Tianxiang’s Shrine, a great national hero to have a sense of Chinese sublime patriotism and national integrity. Then you can track the revolutionary footprint to the Memorial for Dr. Sun Yatsen's  Death, the former government office of Duan Qirui where the March 18th Massacre took place and the relics of ZHaojialou (the Building of Family Zhao) where the ‘Burning the Building of Family Zhao” event happened during the May Fourth Movement. Dinner can be served at Guigongfu Restaurant, the former residence of Empress Dowager Cixi’s brother, the former military officer of second rank. Here you may think about the changes of China during the century in the old mansion with over 100 years’ history.

  Notes
1. The itinerary can be verified according to your interest, free combination of the places.
2. Visit the Travel Information Center of Dongcheng District, the staff there will devise a do-it-yourself travel schedule to meet your needs.