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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 3 days ago

The mausoleum is a beast just off the center of Tian'anmen Square. The pair of impressive Chinese worker statues impressively bookend the entrance gates.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As it was closed for renovation, we stopped by in front of the hall to take photos. There was a public notice board for its closure from 1st March to 31st August 2017.

1  Thank RayParks
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had the misfortune of planning our only day in Tiananmen Square on Monday. The Memorial Hall along with the National Museum are closed on Mondays so that was a bust. While there were lots of people in the square for the Qing Ming Jie...More

1  Thank County-Hunter
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We tried to go two different days and even had our hotel confirm it would be open. None of the guards or police could speak English to tell us if it would be open later in the day when we found it closed. Eventually two...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 March 2017

There was no queue so we went in. Free entry and there is a security check at the entrance. No bags or cameras allowed and complete silence. In and out within a few minutes. Very efficient.

1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visited in the summer 2016 and like others read in the lonely planet that no cameras were allowed and a bag drop off point was available nearby. Dropped off everything except passport and proceeded to join the insanely long queue in the 38 degree heat....More

1  Thank Hodderr
Reviewed 27 February 2017

There are conflicting reviews regarding long lines, or no lines. Here is what I think is the answer. Hours are 8AM - Noon. Before the Memorial Hall opens incredibly long lines form of almost all Chinese nationals, but by 9:30 lines shorten considerably......but here's the...More

7  Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's the Wandering Yank here. Since I'm very interested in modern Chinese history, how could I resist seeing the Supreme Leader in person? I expected long lines, but since it was mid-morning on a Thursday in February, the line was short and it moved steadily....More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Arriving early to see the square, we saw that there was no queue, so went in. Got 'advised' by the guards for talking (hadn't realised that we were outside the room were Mao's body resides) so bear that in mind. Interesting to see the reverence...More

1  Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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...More

2  Thank KarenMChelmsford
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What time do you recommend lining up to visit the memorial if you want to be at the front of the line when it opens? What is the opening time on June 3rd? I'm very short on time and don't want to miss it so I would come very early if need be.Thanking you in advance
19 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