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Address: West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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0678745798
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Located in the heart of modern China and the site for massive parades and...

Located in the heart of modern China and the site for massive parades and rallies, this was the site when in 1949, from a rostrum on the Gate of Heavenly Peace, Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China.

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It's a Square...

Unless you have done your research on why this place is significant, it doesn't have much pizazz. We did not see Mao's body, but enjoyed wandering the square and people watching... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Stockton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the largest squares in the world, but apart from the big portrait of Mao and the entrance to forbidden city, there is nothing much to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unless you have done your research on why this place is significant, it doesn't have much pizazz. We did not see Mao's body, but enjoyed wandering the square and people watching. There are no hawkers, but there are people who want to take photos for you and print them as you wait. Take your own photos. Be prepared for a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our terrific tour guide from China Highlights, Jerry, took us to Tiananmen Square. He provided a good overview of the history of the Square. We are old enough to have watched the opening China to the US by Kissinger and Nixon and to have watched the student protest in the Square on television. It put both in perspective.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see just based on the political history. There is no admission cost, it is open to the public. But there is a security queue that you need to go through. Not much to see, but you should still take the time. It is great for a selfie and then turn around a get a selfie with the Forbidden... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The largest square on Earth - nothing to 'do' as such, but glad to have been, nonetheless. Fascinating to wander and reflect.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had met a couple of Chinese sisters who were touring around with me that day. Walking through T Square, I said "wow its emotional being here where so much happened just a few years ago." They didnt have a clue what I was talking about. Then I noticed a guy walked over and shadowed us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the largest public square in the world - worth seeing just for the experience. You will have to walk through a security checkpoint which involves waiting on a long and crowded queue. I was surprised (and annoyed) that there were absolutely no benches or places to sit and rest considering the vastness of the square and the standing/walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredibly big square with no mention of why it became popular. When stepping in the square for the first time, my initial thought was....what a great spot for a giant rock concert. Instill a little happiness in the place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

More impressive than the place and the building, it's the crowd. People from all over china come to visit this Mythic place. If you have toought that al chinese look the same. Here you discover all type of chinese ethnecities. Lacks of touristic help and information ( but just as the rest of China)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a large square and will require some walking and there are uneven surfaces in places. There is security you must pass through to enter the square and there are lines. You can skip the line with a guide. Mao's tomb is located in the square. You will note that there is no mention of the Tiananmen Square Massacre... More 

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