Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Beijing

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Famous and infamous in modern Chinese history, Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) stands as one of the most important political and cultural sites in Beijing. This vast square provided the setting for Mao Zedong's speech announcing the establishment of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. Surrounding the square, you'll find significant structures like Mao's mausoleum, National Museum of China, Monument to the People's Heroes, and Great Hall of the People. Visit the square at dawn to see the ceremonial raising of the Chinese national flag. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) by using our Beijing trip planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    I rate Tiananmen Square with four stars. I think it's important to visit this enormous city square and to appreciate its history ; that said, you're probably not going to come away believing it's a li...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Berjalan di tiannamen saat malam hari menyenangkan. Udara bersih dan jalan trotoarpun bersih sekali. Sayang tidak banyak atraksi yang bisa dilihat kalau malam hari. Sebelum masuk kompleks barang bawaa...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Another must see if in Beijing. Popular area & crowds. Lots of history. Beautiful architecture bldgs. We saw other sites. We didn't line up for Mao's museleum toooooo many crowd but if u have 2hr wait...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    Nice sight. Sometimes it reminded me the red square in Moscow. It's really hot in summer though, I suggest you to bring umbrella with you.
  • July 9, 2017
    The place is awesome, the care into details, gardens, organization, all double checked. Be aware with the cameras... there is always eyes on you
  • May 21, 2017
    It was not crowded at all when we were visiting this place because Beijing was hosting the so called "one-road" international conference. The air was relatively clear. But the security check was pretty intense.
  • May 31, 2017
    High security. Be prepared to wait in queue to enter the square. Go for the flag raising or lowering ceremony at sunrise and sunset. However, be prepared to be chased out within 5 mins of sunset! Might be better to cycle on the main road in front of Tiananmen Square.
  • April 8, 2017
    A great way to spend the afternoon in Beijing. Located near a traditional neighborhood with old style avenues full of restaurants. Located next to the Forbidden City. Many museums surround the plaza. There are lots of memorials to the war against Japan, which I liked because my father fought in the War. Crowds are large but you will never be jostled. Bring your camera

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