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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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A must stop in Beijing!

If your into history and remember what happened here, you'll be amazed by the size and scope of this place.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Market, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history here. This place is huuuuuuge. Be prepared to be asked if you would like to hire a private car to the Great Wall of China. I already knew a "fair price"...so I hired a private car here with driver for 8hrs round-trip for the next day. Plenty of picture opportunities at Tiananmen Square. Get there before 3pm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your into history and remember what happened here, you'll be amazed by the size and scope of this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of those places that looks big when you see it on tv or in a picture, but in person, it is huge! It is exciting and full of energy, to see so many people walking around and to see the forbidden city at the end of one section. Take some time to take pictures and to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once you turn the corner and see this massive square t brings back the memories of those protesting at the time and the senseless deaths.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're visiting Beijing, this is a must see along with the Forbidden City and the Great Wall? As the other reviews have indicated, it's a huge space filled with lots of people all the time! It's nice to see the location of the protests years again but there's really not much to do so no need to spend too... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't think there was anything interesting about Tianamen Square. It is just a square surrounded by government buildings. Mao is on display in a building at the square but the building wasn't open when we were there. It would have been interesting so "see" him.

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We came here at night time and it was so beautiful. It was at the time of Chinese new year and all the lanterns and lights were fabulous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The center of Beijing is Tiananmen and Forbidden City. They are across the street from each other. Tiananmen is a large public square with A LOT of history. Also, on the end of it furthest from Forbidden City is Mao's masolleum. The National Museum of China is adjacent as well. Be prepared to go through a lot of security to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was interesting to see the place where so much history has happened. Unfortunately we couldn't get in to see some of the things as they were closed for maintenance, however it didn't detract from anything. We were able to wander around and absorb the ambience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge square, get early so it is not super crowded. Take many pictures and appreciate the order on its architectural planning.

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