Join YPT for a week of Maoist adventure, visiting Chairman Mao’s birthplace, mausoleum and spending two full days in Nanjiecun People’s Commune where we experience the Maoist legacy and nostalgia for the original Chairman, joining a local Communist Party cadre for a discussion group about Maoism and politics in China today.
This tour is led by YPT’s China Tours Manager, fluent in Chinese and an expert on Maoist history!
This exciting tour is based around the Nanjiecun People’s Commune, a village in Henan province which ignored the tide of decollectivisation and has remained an agricultural collective since the end of the Cultural Revolution.
Our time in the commune is sandwiched between a trip to Mao’s birthplace Shaoshan, where we can see ‘red tourism’ in action and get a feel for how modern Chinese people still revere their Chairman – and a day in Beijing, where we visit Mao’s mausoleum in Tiananmen Square, the Museum of the Revolution which tells the story of Mao’s journey from Shaoshan to Beijing, and the Military Museum which concentrates on the ‘War to Resist the US and Aid Korea’, the Korean War.
This tour can be done as a single tour, or you can join us heading into North Korea on the DPRK: Political Interest Tour where we move from Maoism to Juche. This combo package also includes one night’s free accommodation in Beijing.
Monday 28th June – Beijing – Shaoshan
Tuesday 29th June – Shaoshan
Wednesday 30th June- Shaoshan – Luohe
Thursday 1st July- Nanjiecun
Friday 2nd July – Nanjiecun
Saturday 3rd July Nanjiecun – Beijing
Sunday 4th July – Beijing
• All transport to complete the itinerary
• Accommodation in twin share rooms
• Breakfasts and lunches
• All entrance tickets unless otherwise stated
• YPT guide throughout and local guide in places
• Flights to and from Beijing
• Chinese visa (YPT can provide visa support)
• Single Supplement (€200)
• Dinners and personal spending
• Tips for guides and drivers
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.