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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
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+86 10 6513 2277
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"preserved body"
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"bag check"
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"large statue"
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"glass coffin"
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"tiananmen square"
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"white flowers"
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"no photography"
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"security check"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately the hall was not open to the public when we visited the area, but you could see that the lineups could be quite lengthy by the temporary fencing around. Our tour guide informed us that it was free to enter the building, but you...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in Beijing for four days - we asked our tour guide if we could go to the mausoleum and was told it was only for local people. The next day, she said we could go but it would take 3-4 hours in queue....More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Located at the southern end of Tiananmen Square, the closest you could get was about 50 metres, If you managed to get in you aren't allowed to take cameras of bags

Thank Max P
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Important to visit if you're interested in Chinese history and politics, especially the legacy of Mao. I visited on the fortieth anniversary of his death (9/9/2016), meaning lines were wrapping around the building. Still, I didn't wait very long. However, the time inside the hall...More

Thank Ashley W
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

November 3, 2017 - Our first full day at Beijing included a private tour to enter the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall at Tienanmen Square in downtown Beijing. It was good that we were with a private guide, Sunflower Li, because she was able to bypass...More

Thank JerryH9905
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

How often do you get to come face to face with one of the most influential figures of the 20th century? It’s free but you have to leave your bag and camera across the road for a small fee. 9am on a weekday was a...More

Thank d0nsk1
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This isn't something that will keep the kids happy, or thrill you. However, Mao is one of the most important person in Chinese history, and you have the opportunity to see him face to face. You also see the genuine compassion of the Chinese people...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Try to arrive early to avoid queues. Not sure how long you will be able to visit as there are rumours it will close and he will be laid to rest in his birth village. No bags, no talking and be respectful.

Thank sharon L
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

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

Thank Emma G
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

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
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leneme
17 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.
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ladyclutterbucks
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
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