Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Beijing

3.8
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 square is so much bigger than you imagine and mao's toumb is very visible . All the visiting dignitaries are taken here for photo shoots ! Be aware there are cameras everywhere and security is rig...  more »
  • Great to visit, pretty strict security check points, bring your Passport. Worth a visit and see the sites. I went at night and everything was closed, but there is so much to se around the square.  more »
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  • Impressive area. Security gates very efficient. The whole neighbourhood is perfectly clean and easy to walk and discover. Not easy to find old streets and houses like this one. Still safe feeling
  • I visited here in the summer of 1989. It was a great experience. Great place, with a lot of history. Nothing happened here. Absolutely nothing. Trust me. Nothing happened here.
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