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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  • The largest public square in the world. Tiananmen Square established in the year 1417. Huge scale and space, with an impressive entrance to the Forbidden City. Monument to the People's Heroes is... 
    The largest public square in the world. Tiananmen Square established in the year 1417. Huge scale and space, with an impressive entrance to the Forbidden City. Monument to the People's Heroes is...  more »
  • I came here close to the start of the evening just in for.the flad ceremony. Very cool experience! You will need the passport to get out of the metro station and into the square. 
    I came here close to the start of the evening just in for.the flad ceremony. Very cool experience! You will need the passport to get out of the metro station and into the square.  more »
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  • Very wide city square at Beijing nearly one kilometers long & about three hundred meters wide square was at the heart of the city. North side had the famous Tiananmen gate (gate of heavenly peace) which is on the national emblem of china. A lot of crowd were taking pictures & lightening on the gate was beautiful. Southern side had Qian men (front gate), eastern side was National museum of china & western side had the great hall of peoples & Mao Zedong mausoleum. Monument pillar of the people’s heroes was erected on the square. In 1983 I was very impressed to see the wide street in the northern side of square. In 1949 October 1, Mao Zedong declared Peoples Republic of China at this square. Tiananmen gate & Tiananmen square are the must see place of Beijing.
  • Interesting place and nothing happened here on June 4, 1989 or 6489 according to social media. I have no idea why the Chinese generation X keep implying that their youth and innocence died when the 1980s ended and why many foreign people left China near around 1989 after complaining about seeing too much of China. In the present day you need to move through the security checks and keep moving or else some plain clothes police will randomly confront you about randomly stopping on the way to the square.

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