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Former residence of Shen Congwen
Fenghuang Top 3 in Local History

469 Reviews
Famous Residences
Closed Open from 7:30am-6:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: No. 24, Zhongying Street, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (inside the ancient city)
Phone: 0743-3212437

What people are saying:

Warm house of famous writer and contributor to Chinese literature . For me it was pretty interesting to take a look at glance how did people of previous epoch live here. I had a feeling of transferring into that time. There were not many people, The house is clean. This family was really rich for that time!

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  • hweeying
    Johor Bahru, Malaysia

    famous writer

    We bought the ticket with our hostel owner which including 8 main attraction plus Tuojiang river boat ride. This is one of the attraction. Only few tourist were here. If you are familiar with this wr...

    Reviewed on /Date(1562083118000+0800)/
  • Ping L
    Ping L

    Making something out of nothing

    To visit Fenghuang town, tourists like myself would have to purchase a ticket that entitles me to visit nine places of interest, or else, it would be deemed void. The residence of a popular local son...

    Reviewed on /Date(1482172550000+0800)/
  • kktengkkteng

    Mr Shen helped fenghuang

    Without Mr Shen, fenghuang will not be today as a tourist place. His house is simple. He is a simple great man. The guide who explained his life is not knowledgeable. Do read his story before you c...

    Reviewed on /Date(1452948232000+0800)/
  • Deepak S
    Deepak S
    Richmond, Virginia

    Go here to get a guidebook.

    “Shen Congwen, Miao nationality, is a famous writer historian and archaeologist. He was born in Zhong Ying Street in the ancient town of Fenghuang in December, 1902.” – Phoenix of China (71) The on...

    Reviewed on /Date(1452183230000+0800)/

Additional Information


Shen Congwen's former residence is located in Zhongying Street in the ancient city of Fenghuang. The former residence was the place where Mr. Shen Congwen was born. It is a courtyard house with rich features of Xiangxi and has obvious Ming and Qing architectural styles. Many people come to Phoenix for Mr. Shen Congwen, because many of the classic works that have flowed out from him are familiar to everyone. The former residence of the gentleman was once regarded as the "Confucian Temple of the South." Every year, it attracts numerous literature lovers.
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