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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  • We had to stand in line and were inspected in detail, you have to show also passes to get to the square. Too much trouble for the absolutely average place.
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  • We went there early morning but it was already crowded and there's a long queue for the entrance. If you want to take a photo of the square with limited crowd, better go there early. Since the place i...  more »
  • Especially, what's there is not a typical tourist attractions in Beijing. It is, however, can become the stage of political activity, so intense security.
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  • If the local police/soldiers were trained not to be so arrogant and rude towards tourists, China would be an exceptional place to visit. Being yelled at for taking photos that are in a tourist area? Really?
  • 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 :)
  • Very nice view, even in Evening. Still so many people visit this area on Sunday night. So amazing.
  • Very interesting historical landmark that needs to be visited. There is a large mix of people there from the tourists, officials, and beggars. Don't be discouraged to go for the later, but it is always a sad thing to see.
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