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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  • Was a very cold day very quite and somber place quite eerie but part of history and worth visiting but during winter have plenty of layers on  more »
  • A little windy was it when this Plaza was visited. Great and powerful, but defiled by a sense of history and with a mausoleum that is not visited, contrary to my values. But a visit to the square belong to when one is in Beijing, and it can be recommended.
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  • Great aura of history , grand scale reminiscent of red square Moscow, buildings on each side are monumental as is Chairman Mao's iconic photo. The memorials for the hens is serene and inspiring. This ...  more »
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  • Impressive area. Security gates very efficient. The whole neighbourhood is perfectly clean and easy to walk and discover. Not easy to find old streets and houses like this one. Still safe feeling
  • I visited here in the summer of 1989. It was a great experience. Great place, with a lot of history. Nothing happened here. Absolutely nothing. Trust me. Nothing happened here.
  • Very large square, although I have no idea why they'd make such a large square if nothing ever happens here. I was here in 1989, and it was pretty empty and nothing was going on. Nothing at all.
  • Nice, big square, definitely a place you can't avoid visiting if you're in Beijing. The square is really big which is great because at least in the summer it was very crowded.
  • The sheer size of the place is impressive and an important monument of history. A hot tourist spot. Be prepared to spend hours walking and exploring the grounds.
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