From 1936 to 1947 Yanan was the headquarters of the Chinese communist party and was the finishing point of the Long March. Today, Yanan is a small town of around 50,000 but it has some interesting sights connected with the modern Chinese history. The Revolutionary Museum has an interesting collection of exhibits relating to Yanan’s time as the headquarters for the communist leaders after the Long March. Exhibits here include old uniforms, weapons and photos. The Former Revolutionary Headquarters are the buildings and dugouts used by Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and other leaders for meetings and as an operations center during their time in Yanan.