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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  • Security is a feature of the visit. So make sure you have your passport. Some time of the year, the government meets and you get to be checked more thoroughly. It is also a changing scene...  more »
  • We had an 8 hour window between landing from Bangkok and departing for London at Bejing. The process for us was to automatically authorise our fingerprints then complete the temporary visa...  more »
  • Tiananmen Square was very interesting. We were there in October 2019 when the local people could view the body of Chairman Mao. The queues were incredible but kept moving as the people don't stop...  more »
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  • Such an incredible place. Extremely surreal being here in the heart of Beijing. The monument to Mao, is a must visit spot when in Beijing, second only to the incredible Forbidden city of which the square stands in front of.
  • Tiananmen Square is an iconic central structure in the Center of the Beijing city. The Forbidden City is inside the Tiananmen Square. The closest subway station to reach this place is Tiananmen East subway station on the Line No 1. There is a security check prior entering the premises and tourists need to show the passports with valid visa. The place is quite crowded in weekends as it is popular among the foreign as well as local tourists.
  • Went there, overall it was a fun experience. I must say, all of the motorized vehicles and fireworks were quite loud, and when I was on my way back from getting groceries some random tanks rolled by. I wouldn't say it affected my experience too much, I'd visit there again. Great place for a school field trip!
  • Got 5 stars because it was a bucket list site. I actually became emotional standing in the large open area, looking around at the statues that celebrate the effort of past military.
  • Great place. Nick drew loved it however we went on national China day which was early October and frankly too busy. Nick would advise being careful of that!
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