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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Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) reviews
You'll need your passport to get in because they check your bag and passport before you can enter but once inside you'll see a large square with a huge monolith in the middle and surrounded by four... more »
One off the list to see in Beijing We went early evening. 1. Need to show passport to enter the sqaure - heavily guarded 2. Hot even in early evening the expanse of concrete makes it extremely hot..... more »
On the scale not seen anywhere else. Strict security. Saw the ceremony with lowering of Chinese flag which is a show of national pride. Everything so clean, tidy & orderly. No litter no graffiti everyone polite & respectful. The soldiers do their job. People leave you in peace. This is a place to life and breathe. And even the sparrows are so pretty!
It’s an interesting place. Very impressive and slightly intimidating with the grand and cool buildings on the flanks, the mausoleum to the south and Mao who is watching you to the north. If you’re an early bird, head here for the rising of the flag. Allow ample of time to pass security and walk all the way to the flagpole if you choose to do it. It was a pretty cool experience. The square itself isn’t too much of an attraction, however it is a good place to make a pause and think of the history and try to understand and see other perspectives.
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