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Monument of the People's Heroes, Beijing
(3.6/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
The Monument to the People's Heroes is a ten-story obelisk that was erected as a national monument of the People's Republic of China to the martyrs of revolutionary struggle during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is located in the southern part of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, to the north of Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. The monument was built in accordance with a resolution of the First Plenary Session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference adopted on November 30, 1949, with construction lasting from August 1952 to May 1958. The architect of the monument was Liang Sicheng, with some elements designed by his wife, Lin Huiyin. The civil engineer, Chen Zhide (陈志德) was also instrumental in realising the final product.The monument has also served as the centre of large-scale mourning activities that later developed into protest and unrest, such as the deaths of Premier Zhou Enlai (which developed into the Tiananmen Square protests of 1976) and Hu Yaobang (which developed into the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989).DescriptionThe monument has an estimated height of and covers an area of. It weighs over 10000t and contains about 17,000 pieces of marble and granite from Qingdao, Shandong Province, and the nearby Fangshan District.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is the monument in Tiananmen Square. No attractions, Tiananmen Square and covered with fence, do not pass the security check and are not allowed. The nearest subway Qianmen, Tiananmen East is takes about 15 minutes.
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  • Monument stood in the middle of Tiananmen Square. Wide square in in its own way is a huge monument, surrounding buildings was equally huge. Many people visiting the square stood out like tourism tourists visited in the evening in front of the Memorial to photograph people gathered near the national flag hoisting units.
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  • 人民英雄紀念碑豎立在天安門廣場的中央, 為紀念中國近現代史上的人民英雄而建, 刻着毛澤東題寫的「人民英雄永垂不朽」八個大字. 背面內容為毛澤東起草、周恩來書寫的碑文, 有時間可以細閱. 
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  • Ok
  • You r not allowed even get close to the monument.
  • So smoggy.
  • Must-see part of Tiananmen Square.
  • 只可远观,不可近看