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Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men), Beijing

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Looming over the city's most famous square, Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men) stands as a globally known symbol of China. Originally built in the 1400s, the gate long served as one of the Forbidden City's entrances. Adorned with the portrait of Mao Zedong, the massive structure features classical curving rooftops representative of traditional Chinese architecture. Inside, marvel at the huge beams and intricate decorations that include immense wood pillars and ornate lamps. Climb up to the top of the gate to enjoy a sweeping panorama of the square. Using our international travel planner, Beijing attractions like Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Impressive place that gives access to the forbidden city. Very easy to reach by metro (Line1) and stunning views
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  • We are talking about the largest square in the world but I think it was ruined with the buildings and grounds within the same inimmaginalmente would be impressive if it were not for nothing inside ....
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  • 我非常喜欢的地方,尤其是在阳光灿烂的日子里面。街道宽敞,行人友善,给了我很多美好的记忆!不过这里善忘不太方便,无法登陆facebook. 
  • Tiananmen Square Beijing China.March/2009 We had never been to China.The experience was interesting and touring around I knew that it wasn't Canada. Plain cloth security was evident and some took a noticeable interest in us,other than my dress cloths were perhaps better or nicer. I would go back as so much to see its hard to take in a lot with two hours,I was bound to miss something.
  • Great work! If u really know the history and the deep and inside meaning of this building , u will 'wow' like what I do.
  • Good place for a game of 'spot the plain-clothed military police officer'. Constant, oppressive police presence and tight security, all being watched over by deadmao$. Cool buildings though.
  • Great visit and remembrance of lives lost here. Kite flying is common under the ceiling of smog.
  • Nothing to admire at than its vast area. The walls and the Meridian gate of the forbidden city add something to it.
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