If you want to have a student tour to China, the Site of Zunyi Conference should not be missed.
Site of Zunyi Conference is located at Hongqi Road in the old town of Zunyi City, Guizhou Province. It is a two-storied wood-and-brick building, with grey tiles put on the roof. The building was originally the private house of Bai Huizhang, the division commander of Qian Army. It is 25.75 meters long, 16.95 meters wide and 12 meters high, covering an area of 528 square meters. In the 1930s, this building was the grandest architecture within Zunyi City.
On the two sides of the door, there were eight shops which belonged to Bai Huizhang. In the center of the eight shops, there hangs a black stele, on which there are the “遵义会议会址" written by Mao Zedong . Enter the door and going through the hall, there is a huge brick archway, on the top of which there are four Chinese characters, which are inlaid by pieces of decorative porcelain. Then there is the courtyard, in the south of which there is a door leading to the courtyard. Although it is not a very popular attraction in China, the journey there is very meaningful and significant for your China tours.
In early January of 1935, the First Army of the Red Army arrived in Zunyi after the Long March. From January 15 to 17, the Central Government held the Extended Conference of the Political Bureau, also called Zunyi Conference, here. It put right the Left opportunism in the Fifth Anti Encirclement Campaign and at the beginning of the Long March. It confirmed the military principles of Mao Zedong, and elected him a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau. It replaced the top commanding right of Bo Gu and Li De with the Central Commanding Group consisting of Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Wang Jiaxiang. Zunyi Conference is an important event in the history of the Communist Party of China. It saved the party, the Red Army and the revolution. It is a vital turning point in the history.
The meeting room of Zunyi Conference is on the second floor, which was originally the small sitting room of the house-owner. It is rectangular and covers an area of 36 square meters. In the center of the ceiling, there is a light. On the east wall, there is a clock and two cabinets. On the west wall, there are the windows. In the center of the room there exhibits a rectangular brown table surrounded by a circle of foldable chairs.
Site of Zunyi Conference
Location: No. 80, Hongqi Road, Honghuagang District, Zunyi City
Admission fee: CNY 40
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation: you can take bus No. 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 18, 20 and get off at Hongqilu Stop
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