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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 to be deposited at a building next to the Hall and that can take extra time leaving and collecting your belongings. We went mid morning - we had no bags - so we joined the queue which moved really quickly. We were asked to show our passports as we were in the queue for the hall. You are asked to switch off mobile phones.The security staff move you along really quickly passed the crystal cabinet so the whole experience didn't last more than 20 mins from joining the queue to leaving the hall. You can buy a flower and lay it at the statue of Chairman Mao at the entrance to the building. Unable to advise re going early but we had plenty of time to do everything .