ZHOU ENLAI RESIDENCE
Zhou Enlai Residence
Zhou Enlai was China's premier between 1949 and 1976 when he died. His former residence at Sinan Road, Old French Concession area, Shanghai is a tourist attraction of high standard. The building combines Chinese architectural prowess with western style to reveal an edifice resembling a French colonial structure. The shikumen-style, three-story building features three-sided roof sections, ivy-clad exterior, shuttered windows and so on. The stone gates that detach the shikumen building from the street is a replica of older "arrondissements" in Paris. On top of the gate is a stele written by Chen Gun which pays tribute to Zhou En Lai Zu Ju, China's first premier.