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Address: West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Phone Number: 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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One of Beijing's sights

Distinctly communist square and 1 of the important recent historic sights of China. Well worth a visit if in Beijing and perhaps be vigilant and respectful.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Distinctly communist square and 1 of the important recent historic sights of China. Well worth a visit if in Beijing and perhaps be vigilant and respectful.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A huge square surrounded by legislative buildings and government offices. Be careful what you say because police and soldiers are everywhere and this is the most sensitive place in China (who are a sensitive people). So do not mention Taiwan, Tanks or the South China Sea Islands or you might just get locked up. Otherwise enjoy the scale of this... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's almost mythical, the heart of Beijing... well, it's empty, devoid of any feelings and emotions. Filled with soldiers/guards, though. One cannot but think of the crushed students who filled this spot. But nowadays, all one sees is the army of maoist devotees lining up for a brief glance at the refrigerated remains of the red chairman... no need to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing to see this square in person, by far the largest town square I've ever seen. So much history has happened here, some which citizens are not allowed to speak of, interestingly enough. Definitely worth a walk around, the soldiers on patrol were fascinating.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The size is amazing up to 3 million people in here? wow not a cigarette but on the floor its spotless as most of china is.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When in Beijing, a visit to Tiananmen Square is always on the itinerary. The Square is impressive, historically significant, and interesting. And the views of the important surrounding buildings, including the iconic portrait of Chairman Mao, are memorable. But the crowds, pushing, squeezing, and waiting to get in are unpleasant. And there is a lot of cement, so that the... More 

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Florida, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tiananmen Square in Beijing is enormous. The whole place is 100 acres. The Forbidden City is at one end and across the street is the National Museum of China. It includes the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall. If you go to Beijing, it is a must-see.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

not a good experience because it was closed off for the 2 days we visited.. it's not much to see unless you know about the Tiananmen Square protest.. most local people there are still afraid to talk about it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The biggest square in the world. Go EARLY! If you are not in the vicinity go there by subway to Tiananmen east. You will have to go through the security check and then walk under the road. Then just follow the signs. You don't have to pay an entrance fee. The place is big, but I thought that it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the tiananmen square super big! the largest square i have been up to now. amazing! this season not many tourist!

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