077: Xijiao State Guesthouse
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The Xijiao State Guesthouse has played host to such notables as Queen Elizabeth II, Chairman Mao, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. The hotel is open to the public and its grounds include stunning gardens and scenery. Located in Gubei, in the west of Shanghai, it is close to Shanghai Zoo #078 and Bubba's BBQ #076. At certain times large parts of the grounds are closed off for important visitors. For visitors not staying at the hotel, it is still possible to enter from the Qingxi Road, behind the complex, and visit the restaurant or explore a limited part of the gardens.