The speed was the surprise here. I was warned about queues but came out of Metro at 8.02am & was back out in the sunshine at 8.22, having seen Mao's body.
Mostly Chinese people in queue & first hall has a huge table for flowers. Almost full after about 15 mins. Not sure how they handle that through the day.
The body is slightly eerie as there is a light directly on the face, but it looks as if he could have died the day before.
The queue is kept moving at reasonable speed, so there is no option to stop and stare. However, the efficiency makes it a worthwhile experience anyway.