Having gone to South Lake, I went to where the old Revolution Memorial Hall is on the banks of the lake and found it was closed. I was directed to the new museum just a short taxi ride from the lake and found a surprisingly gigantic structure in the middle of a newly developed area. After getting in for free and getting an English language audio guide for 10 RMB, I was quite impressed with the exhibits and artifacts that trace China's history since the 19th century to today. The focus is on the lead up to the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party on South Lake in 1921; tracing the spread of Marxism in China. I would highly recommend this museum and I'm still surprised it exists in Jiaxing considering the museum's size and the great quality of the exhibits. Jiaxing is a very important site for the history of the PRC, so the government must have spared no expense in creating this informative museum with Communist artifacts and re-creations (even though this was built by China's Propaganda Ministry). *It's interesting to note there're no photos or websites regarding this museum that I've been able to find.
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