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“Vacation has passed away very rapidly here on Mokanshan and it has proved almost an ideal place for spending the summer. Since I’ve never before lived in the mountains it has been full of new and pleasant experiences for me.”

-Excerpt from a letter by Miss West, as published in The Sabbath Recorder on August 22 1912.

Moganshan saw a burst of activity beginning in the early 1900s from those escaping the Shanghai and Hangzhou summer heat, and many of their letters still exist from this period. In those days, it would have taken a full day to get to Moganshan. First travellers would take a train from Shanghai, then a boat ride to San Qiao, and lastly, a sedan up the mountain. Luckily today, with quicker road and train access and comforts such as central heating, Le Passage Mohkan Shan is an ideal place at any time of the year, not just summer.

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Travel To Moganshan In The 1930’s

During its peak, Moganshan was the stylish location to take a cool reprieve from the stifling Shanghai summer. Families of foreign businessmen and missionaries as well as Chinese politicians and...

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Travel To Moganshan In The 1930’s

During its peak, Moganshan was the stylish location to take a cool reprieve from the stifling Shanghai summer. Families of foreign businessmen and missionaries as well as Chinese politicians and...

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Zhou Qing Yun’s Moganshan

On the wall behind our reception desk you will see a map taken from a popular book of its time, Moganshan Zhi, updated in 1936 by the author, Zhou Qingyun’s...

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Zhou Qing Yun’s Moganshan

On the wall behind our reception desk you will see a map taken from a popular book of its time, Moganshan Zhi, updated in 1936 by the author, Zhou Qingyun’s...

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First Foreigner To Buy Land In Moganshan

To escape the overwhelming heat of Shanghai, Reverend Farnham, looked to Moganshan as an inexpensive option to spend time with his family during the summer. In the late 1890’s, he...

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First Foreigner To Buy Land In Moganshan

To escape the overwhelming heat of Shanghai, Reverend Farnham, looked to Moganshan as an inexpensive option to spend time with his family during the summer. In the late 1890’s, he...

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Moganshan, The Start Of It All

Moganshan’s history is peppered with stories of wealth, glamour, and politics. But it was not always fun and games. Legend has it that in China’s late Spring and Autumn Period...

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Moganshan, The Start Of It All

Moganshan’s history is peppered with stories of wealth, glamour, and politics. But it was not always fun and games. Legend has it that in China’s late Spring and Autumn Period...

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Pears At Moganshan

Moganshan is known throughout the region for its pears; few know about the humble pear’s beginnings. This crisp, refreshing fruit is believed to have originated in the foothills of Tian...

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Pears At Moganshan

Moganshan is known throughout the region for its pears; few know about the humble pear’s beginnings. This crisp, refreshing fruit is believed to have originated in the foothills of Tian...

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Moganshan At Its Nostalgic Best, A Retreat From Shanghai’s Stifling Summer

The first foreigners to explore Moganshan were botanists and ornithologists who arrived in the 1850’s on a hunt for exotic new species. They were lead by Father Armand David, a...

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Moganshan At Its Nostalgic Best, A Retreat From Shanghai’s Stifling Summer

The first foreigners to explore Moganshan were botanists and ornithologists who arrived in the 1850’s on a hunt for exotic new species. They were lead by Father Armand David, a...

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