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Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)

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Address: Tiananmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6513 2277
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07:00 - 11:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 11:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The remains of one of China’s most famous rulers, Chairman Mao, rest in...

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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No queue early in the morning and quickly donw

I've seen queues to Mao's mausoleum snake hundreds of metres. Today at around 8.15am I joined a very short queue, turned my phone off and went straight through. You have to empty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Fairlight, Australia
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I arrived at 10 o'clock on a Sunday and walked straight in, total visit less than half hour - you are ushered through. Interesting to see and obviously still very respected by the Chinese. There is no entrance fee BUT you must have ID with you, typically required to get into Tiananmen Square anyway, and you are not permitted to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean, I've also heard you can see the body of Lenin in Russia but other than that, this is pretty much the only place. Millions of people from all over China, even the from countryside where they seldom have to the chance or finances to travel, make this "pilgrimage" to see the leader's body (many many Chinese still praise... More 

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Thank Anna L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Need to show ID such as passport. Cannot take camera. If you have a camera they will not let you enter. There is a queue for the security check

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Fairlight, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen queues to Mao's mausoleum snake hundreds of metres. Today at around 8.15am I joined a very short queue, turned my phone off and went straight through. You have to empty your pockets at the entrance, but it is very quick. Very sensible as previously you weren't allowed in with a phone or camera. People were reverently laying white... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This was a nice activity, however the queues are long and you can't take any bags in (even if they are slim and don't have anything in them) as a consequence it was pretty inconvenient as we had to split our tiny group of 3 while one person held bags for the others. You could store bags but why spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was there during the National Holidays and the queue was long. However, it was an amazing experience to be in Chinese queue! It took 50 minutes to get in there and total of 2 minutes to see Chairman Mao's statue and then his body in the glass coffin.

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Thank Arsalan A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a look if you're up early enough and like queuing. Entry is free but you pay for bag storage and additional for camera storage so best to just take a wallet in a zippy pocket.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

How often do you get the chance to see one of the big figures of 20th century history, and at the same time feel part of a cultural phenomenon that as a visitor to China we can at times struggle to comprehend? As everyone says, it is over very quickly but has a strange emotional resonance, watching the varied reactions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Ok so if like me you have read a few of the other reviews here there is a long, long, long (did I mention long?) line to see the general. The line literally stretches around the block and is the most massive queue I have ever seen anywhere in the world for anything! This is not an over dramatisation I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Having visited Ho Chi Minh's tomb in Hanoi I thought I should go visit Chairman Mao while in Beijing. I was in the area nice and early after watching the sunrise flag raising ceremony. Joined the queue with hundreds of Chinese (and very few westerners) and waited ... go to the front of the line after a 60 minute wait... More 

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