Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), Beijing

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#29 of 185 in Historic Sites in Beijing
Visit the final resting place of one of the 20th century's best known world leaders at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), the mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Commemorating the chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Part of China from 1945 until his death in 1976, the large, monumental hall has a scale you would expect for a memorial to such a figure, with imposing columns and little to distract the eye in the area immediately surrounding it. Head on to the main court, which has been dotted with statues with images of national pride, red flags, and inscriptions. Line up and walk past the leader's flag-draped body, and head to the onsite museums to learn about the deeds and beliefs of the leader. Take a look at our Beijing travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Nothing special but with an undeniable historical weight, more than any ideology. Located in Tiananmen Square, since architecture is the less interesting building. Not struck me enter, but I understand that the visit lasts no more than twenty minutes.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Don't miss out when you have a chance, it's an impressive sight to see the man who was there from the beginning. I visited many years ago and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The mausoleum sh...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    Seeing Mao's body is an awesome experience. Unfortunately last time I was in Beijing it was not open because of building refurbishments. I have seen it on past trips. But also missed it with friends b...  more »

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