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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  • I don't know what I was expecting but it is a square. I saw a bunch of residents getting excited (vlogging etc) about something... it was the army doing a 30-second march. The history of the square is...  more »
  • Our family was able to see the square as our first site while visiting Beijing. Unfortunately, we were unable to walk in the square specifically and were only able to view from the outside since their...  more »
  • OK place huge but cold... Good architecture is heavy. Unless you are a convinced Maoist and wait for 2 hours for you tilt on his body without stop since not the right to stop walking, go ahead but really bof
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  • Historic must visit site. Tiananmen is lined up along the meridian with the various city gates on the north south axis, as well as the imperial city. It's a large open square to view various parliamentary buildings as well as the egg theater. Come during dusk/dawn to see the changing of the guards.
  • I went there several times because it was too near from place when i was in Beijing. I loved this place because of its openness and crowd environment. It has significance to the Chinese people as once it was used to be center for Chinese rulers. Beside this place, The forbidden city was there where the rulers used to do their administrative works. You are going to love this place.
  • When one thinks of China, one of the first things that come to mind is the extremely iconic and instantly recognizable Tiananmen Square, located within the economic, political, and cultural heart of China: Beijing. 中华人民共和国万岁. 世界人民大团结万岁. Long live the People's Republic of China. Long live the unity of the people of the world.
  • Great place to visit. I discovered there is a hidden entrance to the square through the park across the street. A local showed me this entrance. You pay 2 Yuan to get into the park, then you walk through the park into the square. You can avoid the long lines at the main entrance.
  • Go in the morning. Bring your passport, there is a security check. It’s a vast empty square. Sneak in a picture of a guard. The thing that struck me most is how clean it is. Very clean. A local spat on the ground, but made sure to smear it well with his foot. That’s how clean it is.

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