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Tian'anmen, Beijing

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#7 of 209 in Historic Sites in Beijing
Architectural Building · Historic Site
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Looming over the city's most famous square, Tian'anmen stands as a globally known symbol of China. Originally built in the 1400s, the gate long served as one of the Forbidden City's entrances. Adorned with the portrait of Mao Zedong, the massive structure features classical curving rooftops representative of traditional Chinese architecture. Inside, marvel at the huge beams and intricate decorations that include immense wood pillars and ornate lamps. Climb up to the top of the gate to enjoy a sweeping panorama of the square. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Beijing holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tian'anmen and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It was so great to see all the pleasures of this city !! That My family still kept it's good moments on their Apple I phone , since it was in the summer of 2019 !! 
    It was so great to see all the pleasures of this city !! That My family still kept it's good moments on their Apple I phone , since it was in the summer of 2019 !!  more »
  • It's probably the most unforgettable experience that I have ever had. Started at 9 p.m. late in the night, standing for almost 9 or 10 hours just to see what it feels like when see the guard of honor....  more
    It's probably the most unforgettable experience that I have ever had. Started at 9 p.m. late in the night, standing for almost 9 or 10 hours just to see what it feels like when see the guard of honor....  more »
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  • Super busy with thousands of people viewing Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. You will need your passport when going to the square otherwise no entry allowed. Spectacular place to visit and behold the antique and old China. Beautiful gardens and monuments inside that is just rich with Chinese history and heritage. A true once in a lifetime experience.
  • Lots of security check, much less crowd due to pandemic

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