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Tian'anmen, Beijing

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Looming over the city's most famous square, Tian'anmen 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 Tian'anmen and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It was so great to see all the pleasures of this city !! That My family still kept it's good moments on their Apple I phone , since it was in the summer of 2019 !! 
    It was so great to see all the pleasures of this city !! That My family still kept it's good moments on their Apple I phone , since it was in the summer of 2019 !!  more »
  • It's probably the most unforgettable experience that I have ever had. Started at 9 p.m. late in the night, standing for almost 9 or 10 hours just to see what it feels like when see the guard of honor....  more
    It's probably the most unforgettable experience that I have ever had. Started at 9 p.m. late in the night, standing for almost 9 or 10 hours just to see what it feels like when see the guard of honor....  more »
  • This place reeks of history from recent past , and more importantly into the grandeur of the palace started in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Tiananmen Square continues to play a key role in Beijing... 
    This place reeks of history from recent past , and more importantly into the grandeur of the palace started in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Tiananmen Square continues to play a key role in Beijing...  more »
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  • Iconic landmark facade known by the world over. Main entrance as well into the Forbidden City. Open to public. Welcomes upwards of 50,000 visitors daily, 19,000,000 annually and with numbers still growing. A definite must stop spot of any foreign tourist to Beijing.
  • Super busy with thousands of people viewing Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. You will need your passport when going to the square otherwise no entry allowed. Spectacular place to visit and behold the antique and old China. Beautiful gardens and monuments inside that is just rich with Chinese history and heritage. A true once in a lifetime experience.
  • Very awesome! There was some red liquid but I guess a lot of people there spilled cranberry juice on accident, that's understandable. When we went there was a nice tank show going on and it was really cool, it's like that one Civil War documentary!!! No skateboarding allowed is a bummer, we tried and this slender Chinese guy in a military outfit didn't even talk, he just raised his hand like we would know what he was trying to say. You can see Mao Zedong's awesome portrait.
  • Lots of security check, much less crowd due to pandemic
  • The main entrance to the Forbidden City. It is possible to enter from side entrances that are less crowded. Still I recommend getting in from this entrance among other things due to the proximity to Tiananmen Square, Monument to the People's Heroes, China National Museum. Very convenient access by subway. Notice the long queue for review, the queue moves very fast and most impressively. A passport is required to enter this complex and almost any attraction in China. An entry ticket to the Forbidden City cannot be purchased for that day but several days in advance, depending on the season. There are many speculators who will try to sell you tickets at double prices. And when you decide to buy, the price will go up even more. Inside the entire complex there are additional museums where tickets can be purchased on the same day, but again, without a passport you will not be able to purchase tickets. In these places they did agree to sell tickets with a passport photo on a smartphone

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