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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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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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Tiananmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6513 2277
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank Vishnu_Pendyala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 October 29, 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
Thank holidaylover67
Reviewed September 7, 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
1  Thank Familymanfromuk
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  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

Date of experience: June 2018
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October 16, 2017|
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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.
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