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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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West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sunny was perfect guide! She was patient, keep kind and very knowledgeable. Great trip! Susan,Greg and eric

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to wait in line to show your passport or ID card before you can pass through a checkpoint and enter the square. Probably about a 10 minute wait in November. Large scale of the square is impressive, but otherwise not a great amount...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tiananmen Square is right next to Forbidden City. Popular tourist attraction spot. Remember to bring your passport because you need that at the security check point. There will be tons of aggressive "photographers" there harassing you to take pictures for you for 10 Yuan (less...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ILoveFoodComa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there just by car, it is big, if you are with people who love to walk do it, but for us was late and the kids where so tired after going to other temples. By car you can see Mao’s tomb and some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank werich75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see place when you visit beijing. its beautiful.Most of the big offices of the government and Chairman Mao's tombs is located in Tiannamen square its huge where a lot of tourist can accomodate. prepare your camera to take a lot of pictures. and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic cultural experience. Would visit again to see and experience different cultures. A real educational experience

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so sad to find out the square was closed due to some political meetings happening that day. The square is beautiful and a great place for picture but unfortunately we weren’t able to go. We saw it from afar and our tour guide...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OsorioTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge square where people can gather for various reasons. I was told that about a million people can gather for some government functions. However, it is famous for the democracy-related incident.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Abdullah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly being in different squares and this is the biggest but it was ok, nothing to see, I recommend the red square in moscow.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank daninoguera31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tiananmen Square is one of the landmark squares of Beijing just in front of the forbidden city. It is a place for government buildings and national day parades. In the morning the flag is hoisted and it is a treat to see the ceremony....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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6 December 2018|
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Response from Reklaw252 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea but, quite frankly, it doesn’t matter. It was closed when we were there and we just walked along the perimeter and were able to see it very well. A cautionary note: we were there on a normal weekday and the... More
6 December 2018|
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Response from Arthur W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it certainly would appear so - see chinahighlights It says that it is the best time to visit at Chinese new year. Have a great visit
10 January 2018|
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Response from aster_palms | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October and at that time, there was no entrance fees. There were police security everywhere but nothing to worry us at all. Things may have changed since then. Check with your agent. Long queues but it... More