Chairman Mao Memorial HallFree: All time

When Chairman Mao died in 1976, a memorial hall was constructed soon after. Despite his wish to be cremated, his remain was embalmed and is now in display in the Soviet-inspired mausoleum. The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is located in the southern side of Tiananmen Square. Entry to it is free, however, expect extremely long queues. Preferably, visit without bringing any bags and cameras. You will have to store these and they charge for this service. Also, remember to bring your passport as you won’t be let into the hall without it.

Address: Tiananmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am – 12pm; Closed Mondays
Direction: Subway Line 1 to Tiananmen Square Station
Phone: +86 010-65132277

Photo credit: Jorge Láscar, Graham O’Keeffe