Characteristic: The Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall is dedicated to the leader Mao Zedong. Inside of the memorial hall placed the coffin of Chairman Mao Zedong, the founder of the People’s Republic of China.
The Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall was first built in November, 1976 and finished in August 1977. The front gate of the memorial hall is decorated with a gold-lettered tablet. 44 purplish red granite pillars stand on the grand base, supporting the roof decorated with golden gazed tiles.
The memorial hall is composed of North Hall, Memorial Hall and South Hall. The North Hall is the place where people hold the public memorial activities in front of the picture of Chairman Mao Zedong. In the center of the hall sits the statue of Chairman Mao. Behind the statue, there is a huge woolen needlepoint tapestry shows the picture of beautiful mountains and rivers. The Memorial Hall is the center of the Memorial Hall. The white marble wall is decorated with 17 Chinese characters which mean “Long live of great leader Chairman Mao Zedong”. The crystal coffin is placed at the center of the hall. On the white marble wall, there carved some poems written by Chairman Mao and Guo Moruo. On the east and west side, there are lounge halls. Besides, there are also memorial halls of Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi and Zhu De.
Location: The Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall is located at the south of Tian’anmen Square.
Transportation: Tourists can take City Bus Line 1, 2, 4, 17,20, 52, 57 and 802 and get off at Tian’anmen Station. Or tourists can take subway and get off at Tian’anmen and Qianmen Station.
Open Time: From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday.
Nearby Tourist Spot: Tian’anmen Square.