Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), Beijing

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
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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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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
A place of honour
Dec 2019
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is in the centre of Beijing's top attraction and next to the seat of China's government building and the National Museum of China. Then across the square, there is The Forbidden City. A man most remembered for being the founder or key figure in forming the building blocks for present day China.
Written 16 December 2019
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Alisa D
Ellijay, GA542 contributions
Is it him or a wax replica
Dec 2019 • Family
Definitely worth going in to see Chairmen Mao lying in state. Security is tight inside the mausoleum. But, it is worth checking out the founder of China’s current government.
Written 2 December 2019
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Gavin W
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia47 contributions
All queue for Mao........
Nov 2019
So you will probably have to queue , I was an hour, and you will walk slowly past Mao but worth a visit. Interesting to see how all visitors fall into silence as the filter past. You are moved in two past the body so try to get on the right side as you go into the building. No bags, camera, lighters, although you can have your phone but no pictures. Was it worth it, , people may have different views on him but the Chinese revere him.
Written 9 November 2019
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Quick visit to pay respect
Sep 2019
Since I could not visit the Great Hall of the People & National Museum of China when I was there in end Sep, I decided to make a visit here. Note that you have to deposit any bags & cameras in a storage building next to the National Museum of China. Storage charge for bag 10 yuan. You also need to show your passport as you join the fast moving queue. There are many staff to ensure rules are observed - no photography, hat removed and silence while entering the hall. I could only have a glance at the body as no one was allowed to pause or stop. It is less than a minute spent inside the mausoleum. Opening hours: 08:00am – 12pm, Tue to Sun.
Written 1 November 2019
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Gay.leather.furboy
Marrickville, Australia53 contributions
Unorganised Chook Raffle
Aug 2019
The shenanigans by the locals in the queue (that word (queue) doesn't seem to appear in their dictionary at ANY tourist attraction that involves it) make this tourist attraction patethic to say the least. Chinese using their children and/or elders as pawns to push their way through the queue make for a frustrating experience for those that know what the word queue mean or come from a civilised country. They know they're doing wrong as they can't look you in the face when you pull them up. DEFINITELY NOT WORTH THE HASSLE TO SEE SOME DEAD MAN FOR ALL OF TWO MINUTES!!!
Written 5 August 2019
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annieada7
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
A piece of history
May 2019
This free viewing of Mao is facinating. Don't forget that you cannot take your backpack or bag into the hall. This is separate and fee paying trek across the road to deposit said items before you go back to the queue. Worth saying that you have done this and experienced an important piece of history.
Written 19 June 2019
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Ken A
Oesterbro, Denmark516 contributions
Only 2 meters from Mao
May 2019 • Couples
We went there on a Wednesday morning at 7:45am to be ready for the opening of this attraction at 8am. But there was a MASSIVE queue in front of us. It took us 1 hour to get in which was quit fast considering the many people in front of us. But the 20 seconds it took us to see Mao was worth it - no we can say that we have been 2 meters from chairman Mao. It is quite amazing. When We left the queue was much smaller so maybe it is better to go there at 10am?
Written 30 May 2019
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Roberto W
20 contributions
EARLY VISIT TO A CHINESE SHRINE
Nov 2018
Got there at 7:30 and line was short. After opening took only 20 minutes to enter. If longer wait, not sure it would have been worth the hassle for sexhibit and how quickly you are moved through
Written 22 May 2019
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kattullus
Stockholm, Sweden977 contributions
Social realism statue group seen, mausoleum closed
Apr 2019 • Friends
The statues outside the mausoleum could have been from the Soviet Union in their typical workers/heroes style. The mausoleum was closed so we did not see the famous queue.
Written 24 April 2019
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Andrew Tsui
San Diego, CA210 contributions
Pay your respects to the Great Leader for 10 secs
Apr 2019 • Family
Honestly, I was a bit disappointed with this memorial. Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to see the Great leader, Mao, in his coffin but the entire experience made me wonder whether it was worth it. Firstly, the line was extremely long spanning more than 300m and the fact that there was a special guest didn't help. the closing time is at 12pm so if you want to visit, you must do so before going inside the Forbidden City. The memorial itself is great but the security will rush you out as soon as you get in. The exit is on the opposite side of Tiananmen Square so serves a bit of inconvenience. There are no photos allowed inside and you must store your bag outside the mausoleum.
Written 20 April 2019
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