As the birthplace of CPC, the city of Shanghai is home to many sites that are important for its history and its visited by many groups that are a part of 'red tourism' in China.
The following are a few scenes within the site of the First National Congress of the CPC, which is now preserved as a museum in Shanghai.
The museum showcases how China was invaded by foreign powers during the 19th century as well as how the CPC has brought prosperity to China over time.
The site is a typical Chinese house built in 1920 and was the residence of Li Hanjun, a delegate to the congress and his elder brother - Li Shucheng.
The First National Congress of the CPC opened on July 23, 1921 which proclaimed the founding of the CPC. 13 delegates of seven CPC organisations and 02 representatives of the Communist International attended the congress.
However, upon being interrupted by the French police, the congress was moved to a tourist boat on South Lake in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province.
In September 1952, the site in Shanghai was renovated and turned into a memorial and has been opened to the public since then while the exhibits were restored to their original form. In March 1961, the site was proclaimed by the State Council as a key historical monument under state protection.
Pics : Shanika Jayasekara (Dated Nov. 2019)