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Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)

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The remains of one of China’s most famous rulers, Chairman Mao, rest in this simple mausoleum, which features 44 granite columns and glazed yellow trim.
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Tiananmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6513 2277
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I tried to visit at about 1:15 pm on a Friday in January 2019, and all I got to see was the outside of the building and two very nice statues. The Memorial Hall was totally fenced off and there were many security guards around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
45  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was low season, and we took a 20 minute detour from the palace to see Mao in state. The flower tributes were touching, and the crowd control is impressive. The guards were more friendly than those in Lenin’s tomb. I didn’t notice any automatic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank triharder9990
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We got there at about 9 on Saturday morning and we were through and finished by 9.30. The queues moved very fast and we didn’t need to show ID, though I would take it just in case. The bag check queue was ridiculous and wasn’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Niceven88
Reviewed 29 November 2018

This is the 2nd Mausoleum that i visited. The 1st one was Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, more than a decade ago. The line wasn't too bad at ~9:30am. We didn't have to "stand" in the line, as the line moved quite swiftly....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Vishnu_Pendyala
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Be prepare, check opening times, it is open only mornings till noon and not every day. You can spend few hours in the long queue and just few minutes inside. First thing, you can not bring any bags, you will be asked to leave them...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BeaBi
Reviewed 29 October 2018

It's just one of those things are you have to see when you are there! Just stand there and take in the atmosphere

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I’m British so love a queue I can stand in!! This one is probably the longest human line on the surface of the planet. You only spend a few seconds walking past the great Mao and his face looks like it could easily be a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Familymanfromuk
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

On most days you'll have to stand in line for over an hour to get inside. It took me an hour to get to the security check. You can bring any bags or cameras inside (smartphones are ok). I left mine at my hotel which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zaheer K
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this. Very little evidence of the Cultural Revolution in modern China now. But here you feel it. Workers statues outside, security soldiers who look super serious. I went by myself in poring rain. Wife, son, son’s girlfriend thought I was nuts. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DadFamilyof4
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Seeing Mao is only part of the experience, seeing the reaction of the Chinese people is a whole other experience. It is a cultural experience that should not be missed if you are visiting Beijing. Be sure, if you go, to first leave your bags...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank AmyL2836
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Response from KiwiinBrighton | Reviewed this property |
The National Peoples China Congress is on which usually means it is closed for the next week.
18 May 2015|
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Response from JCN48 | Reviewed this property |
The Memorial Hall is open Tuesday to Sunday 08.00 to 12.00. You will need to go through security to enter Tiananmen square first. . You need to take your passport and if possible don't take any bags or cameras as these need... More