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The Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao

The outside view of Memorial Hall of Chairman MaoTiananmen Square as the symbol and center of Beijing is a home for numbers famous historical attractions, one of them is Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao. Located on the east of Tiananmen Square, north of the Monument to the People's Heroes, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao is one of the most welcomed attractions around the square.

Overview about Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao
Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao is the final resting place of Mao Zedong (1893-1976). Mao Zedong died in September 1976 and his memorial hall was constructed shortly after his death. His body was embalmed and now lies in the heart of the mausoleum in his usual gray suit, draped with the red flag of the Communist Party, in a crystal casket.

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall covers an area of 57.2 thousand square meters, 220m from east to west and 280m from south to north. There is a souvenir shop at the exit of the north side and visitors can pay a tribute to him with flowers that can be purchased at the entrance on the north side. Everyday, lots of local visitor line up for hundreds of meters in front of the memorial hall to see the former chairman.

Important Notes
Get in to queue with your valid identity card (passport).
No camera, handbags, backpacks, video camera, drinks, foods, etc. Your belonging need to be deposited at the building east of the memorial hall.
Wear proper clothes and take off hat to pay respect; those wear short skirts or pants and slippers will not be admitted.
Please keep quiet and do not make noises. Turn off your phones.

How to Get Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao
By Subway:
Get off at Tiananmen East or Tiananmen West Station (line 1) and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is to the south.
Get off at Qianmen Station (line 2) and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is to the north.
By Bus:
Take bus no.1, 5, 10, 22, 37, 52, 205, 728 or 802 and get off at Tiananmen West.
Take bus no.1, 2, 10, 20, 37, 52, 59, 82, 120, 126, 203, 205, 210, 728 or 802 and get off at Tiananmen East.
Take bus no.2, 5, 8, 20, 22, 120, 126, 203, or 210 and get off at Tiananmen Square East.
Take bus no.2, 5, 20, 120, 126 or 210 and get off at Tiananmen Square West.

Chairman Mao's Memorial Hall Tour
Tourists could show their respect to Chairman Mao during Chairman Mao's Memorial Hall Tour. Apart from that, they also can have a full sightseeing to the famous Tiananmen Square nearby.