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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  • September 30, 2017
    Our tour of the forbidden city was long and captivating tour guide told very many interesting stories. That there are places where the entrance is forbidden to tourists.
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  • July 12, 2017
    One of the recommended places to go to in Beijing. When the sun sets, the light turns on and the view is amazing. It faces Tiananmen square and is better at night than day. There are some stands at the side that are mainly used by officials during events such as parades. Only issue is that it is crowded.
  • June 20, 2017
    I enjoyed learning from our guide, Rico, that Tiananmen Square actually takes its name from this gate, as Tiananmen translates to Gate of Heavenly Peace. The gate is impressive, and I particularly liked the totem pole-like carvings outside it.
  • May 21, 2017
    It is huge and a famous monument in Beijing. A must stopover for tourists visiting the forbidden city. Quite crowded during public holidays. Worth spending sometime here to explore the whole vast area.
  • July 12, 2017
    One of the most recognisable landmarks in China and the scale of it is impressive in person. The giant portrait of Mao ZeDong doesnt look huge in pictures or on TV, but you will be impressed by the enormity of it in person! One can walk under the portrait into the Forbidden Palace, which is a must-see in Beijing. There is a strict security screening process to get into the square.
  • June 27, 2017
    A must see when you visit Beijing! The square is the perfect place to get watched, and to watch everything around you.

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