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Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)

Closed Now: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed August 7, 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

Thank Zaheer K
Reviewed July 25, 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

1  Thank DadFamilyof4
Reviewed July 22, 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

Thank AmyL2836
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

It's really worth to visit , just ignore the holidays and weekends , this is open for 4 hours , so be there in the morning , there are lot of people visit this place , little bit crowded , but moved quickly. If you...More

1  Thank MikeJuliya
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

If it’s open, and that’s a big if as it closes almost without warning, then this is worth going to. The queue might look huge, the one we joined went all the way down to the exit and snaked around, but it moves really quickly....More

Thank nesamoolian
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The memorial was worth a visit since it doesn't cost anything and you are done in less then 10 minutes. On the same time, the speed they rush you through the memorial makes it less spectacular in comparison to waiting an hour to see Lenin....More

1  Thank JuliaP5149
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Being just a kick in the pants off 60 years old and having grow up with world communism and the cold war etc. this is a place I really wanted to see, almost for old times sake! The Hall is located in the middle of...More

Thank Dakles
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The reverence that the Chinese show to this man is amazing. There is a constant line filing past his open coffin. Many purchase Chrysanthamums that they leave as they file by. As with many attractions this would be better combined with, for instance Tiananmen Square.

Thank cynthiarob
Reviewed June 22, 2018

It was good to visit but.. you need to queue up and 7 RMB to deposit your bag far eastern side. If you have a camera in your bag, big or small, you need to pay another 5 RMB.. well I always have a compact...More

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October 16, 2017|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
The National Peoples China Congress is on which usually means it is closed for the next week.
May 18, 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