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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  • This place is very crowded and it took the process of checking luggage wrote a very keta like at the airport.
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  • Historic. We were lucky to see soldiers from a different province proudly marching through the square. Plenty of security. Both formal and informal. The guys in black.Across from Forbidden city and ma...  more »
  • Tiananmen Square is certainly worth a visit, both because full of history and its magnificence. You can get there by underground (station of the same name) and is accessed through a police check with metal detectors (passport required). If you have time, visit the mausoleum of Mao, the opposite side of the forbidden city; admission is free (open in the morning except Mondays). Caution: in winter there are vendors and to eat/drink dopvrete look elsewhere.
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  • 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.
  • Basically an open area. On one end is Mao memorial where he is preserved in crystal casket. Saw him, but not something sort of gross. It is free to see him, but no pictures and no bags; across road for small amount of money can store your bags. Other end is guarded Chinese flag that is risen when sun rises and lowered when sun sets. Across road is forbidden city. Both locations requires passport or Chinese national ID card. Like going through airport security.
  • I visited this place in October 2017. I wanted so much to see it, walked around, at different times of the day... Unfortunately, it was a especial gathering of the Party, with leaders from every part of the country. Many areas of the square were restricted, as well as parts of the Forbidden City. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this magnificent square, one of the greatest of the world. So much history. ... ! A site highly recommended.
  • I visited three times. Morning, Middle of the day and evening. Plus I had a bike so I rode everywhere to make it easier. Happy to rate this 5* as the history associated with this piece of land is worth taking the time to read about. Sunset, they have a ceremony to take the flag down. Locals will be out in force to see this if it is a weekend. You will be escorted off the Square through the Southerly exist very quickly. My experience.
  • Enormous public space with Chinese and foreign tourists and sightseers everywhere! Stick with your tour group if you're here on a holiday, and be discrete about what you say and do. We noticed several folks standing alone, with or near our group - possibly to make sure our tour guide was "on message" with his remarks.

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