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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. To visit Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) on your trip to Beijing, use our Beijing trip itinerary builder.
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  • Apart from its size, this place did not impress me more need. It is true that it happened a very tragic event on this site in ' 89, but nothing shows really. A monument lost in the Center is the only attraction. Autour is the mausoleum of the Emperor, the Parliament and inside the entrance to the forbidden city. To see because of its reputation but don't go just for her, visit the forbidden both to be there!
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  • The largest square in the world, OK, beyond that not many. Vastly, with incredible security measures (we checked 1000 times until you reach. Will necessarily go through there, because most sights are around!
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  • The largest square in the world ,security is tight but if you visit with a licensed Chinese guide you can queue jump the security checks which have long queues. There are so many people it's amazing y...  read more »
  • changed lives, thank western god that american views didnt harm this wonderful place , all praise wonderful leader for the glorious information !!! :^)
  • It's a huge square :-). Not really that exciting, but the Mausoleum, Forbidden City and all the other attractions in the area make this a place you're going to have to visit when you're in Beijing. Expect security checks as you enter onto the square and be careful of people inviting you to have (secretly overpriced) tea with them (this happens to be the most popular scam in Beijing).
  • One of the areas that symbolize China, a must go place if you visit Beijing. The forbidden city behind it is also breathtaking.
  • Tian'anmen Square is the large plaza of the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. The Square is 880 meters from south to north and 500 meters from west to east, covering an area of 44 hectares. Used as a massive meeting place since its creation, its flatness is broken only by the 38 meter high Monument to the People's Heroes completed in 1958, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong completed in 1977. The square lies between two ancient, massive gates: the Tian'anmen Gate to the north and the Zhengyangmen (Front Gate) to the south. Along the west side of the Square is the Great Hall of the People. Along the east side is the National Museum of China. Chang'an Avenue, which is used for parades, lies between the Tian'anmen and the Square.
  • Definitly a must see spot in Beijing! The Square is located in front of the Forbidden City and is surrounded by large government buildings. You can feel the history of China at this place. Easy to reach by subway, but the security is really high at this location. Be aware of scammers!
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