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Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), Beijing

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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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 clo...  more »