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Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)

Tiananmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6513 2277
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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

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang) - Ladies and Gentleman, this is where the history was made.

Thank happybooks303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wasn't expecting that. Wasn't aware that we're going to see the actual body, and thought we were only going to see just a tomb or something. NOPE! Anyways, I can't really say if it's good or bad. It's just a very... chinese experience....More

Thank Tal288
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, read up on a little recent china history, just the last 50 years. The very fact that they still have this, is kind of amazing in and of itself. That the Chinese people come to see it. I had an ignorant acquaintance...More

Thank booyaboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The body itself is interesting, but you could probably see something similar in a wax museum (and it actually looks like a wax figure). You walk by quickly and the crystal casket is further separated by a glass wall. But as a historical figure, this...More

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Nobody in Line !!! Wow. Oh thats why, it was closed for maintenance. But still amazing how many people tried to get as close as possible.

Thank jo s
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We arrived with our passports 20 minutes after the opening of the Memorial Hall, and according to my watch the queue went on for 2.9 miles!!! The lines moved quickly though (and if you don't move quick enough people will cut in front of you),...More

2  Thank scooterpie77
Reviewed 17 October 2017

From a historic standpoint it is a need to see. The building is next to the square and in front of the gov building. It is in an area that you need to first go through security to enter, bags checked and passport. Once you...More

Thank mfd6860
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Yes it is a statue of the workers party in their struggle. But then it is no statue of David. Like lot's of tourist things, you visit while you are there but wouldn't go back.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I went early but there was still a queue. From start to finish it took an hour. The queue moves quickly and once you enter the hall you first see a statue of Mao surrounded by flowers. Then a quick glimpse of his body laying...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is an interesting tourists attraction. It opens for a very short time but it is totally worth going here and seeing Mao Zedong´s preserved body. I read the reviews on trip advisor and I was well aware that I have to reach early. So...More

3  Thank Vandita T
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16 October 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.
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