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

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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Beijing holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • When you have found the forbidden city, Tiananmen Square and finish in People's Republic of China Yang (people's representative Council, the people's political consultative conference) held at the great Hall of the people in Tiananmen Square from the entrance to Tiananmen Square in many police circles throughout the bloody atmosphere of this place ... Especially in Tiananmen Square had been shut down all access to a. Perhaps the second Tiananmen incident (Guide says that this word is put in the mouth, but ...). Seemed to be concerned about.
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  • Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March, entering Tiananmen Square, and then log on to the National Museum and the forbidden city was really hard. The check point were erected at subway exits and in fact was prevented anyone from entering the square until after queues of more than two hours, only presenting valid documents and after suffering a personal check and scholarships. The Chinese were also photographed one by one. The square itself, all cordoned off, was inaccessible, except to the hallway to enter the forbidden city and the Museum, after further checks of the person and bags. The worst part was that even Saturday, under the snow, was not even provided a fast track for children, seniors and people in wheelchairs: Frost, all crammed into a row.
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  • This is the place to go once you come to Beijing. Overwhelmed by the scale of its history and background. May take time to enter, so security is tight, when it just needs attention.
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  • Extremely interesting. I went there at 4 PM. There was a kind of a small military parade with cannon shooting. I did not get any of explanation what that was for. To get there just allow plenty of time to enjoy the square. Security screening is expected there as well.
  • One of China's most popular icon. Extravagant building. An entrance gate to Forbidden City. The Area is so huge. Famous for its red gate with Chairman Mao's Photo at the center. Definitely one of the most visited place in Beijing, otherwise you will miss a lot :)
  • Famed and iconic symbol of China, with its monolithic portrait of Mao adorning its front wall overlooking Tiananmen Square, and the entrance way to the ancient Imperial City, this is truly a symbol of the junction between China's ancient and rich history and culture, and its modern city as the economic Tiger of the world.
  • Great view and one of entrance to forbidden palace, it has a picture of Mao Zedong in front of it, and also across to the Tiananmen Square, usually you need to pass the security check before enter the area. Better go in on exit B Tiananmen East Subway that exit on the side of tiananmen square than in exit A, because you get a very long queque on that side because mainly tourist want to take picture on the gate with Mao's Photo.
  • A wide space the is in the center of the Forbidden city, the National Museum and the mausoleum of ex Chairman Mau. Historic point where students were killed in 1989 during protests. It's a good place to just enjoy the free space and "take it all in". Not much to do besides that. Expect lengthy and zig-zag walk around security points to get to points in this area. It will eat up a lot of walking time.

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