This is not how you appreciate literature. Xinhua reports that over 10,000 tourists queued in lines up to two kilometres (1.2 miles) long to drive past Nobel laureate Mo Yan’s former residence in Shandong.
Cars stretched over two kilometres from Mo Yan’s house in Pinganzhuang, Gaomi county, as tourists queued merrily to catch a glimpse of a house that the winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature doesn’t even live in anymore. To think people complain that Sun Yat-sen’s former residence is boring.
Mo Yan’s childhood home was built in 1912 and later renovated twice, in 1955 and 1976. Mo Yan and his immediate family moved out of the house in 1988, with his parents leaving in 1990.
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