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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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Our visit took place just after the Chinese national holiday in October - the Square wasn't too busy, and was still decorated with huge flower arrangements. Very pretty ! That apart, the hour or so we spent on Tiananmen Square was most worthwhile, if only...More

Thank Tilliclax
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I was staying close to Tiananmen square so I walked to and around it a couple of times. It is quite a sight in the night, completely lit up, a lot of people around, a lot of guards. It even has, what looked like, an...More

Thank aditya_u_shetty
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the visit here in the rain. I saw the soldiers who protect the flag in shifts. We walked through the square into the Forbidden Square. Bring a good pair of walking shoes for the tour. You will learn a lot about ancient and...More

Thank bayareaglobetrotter
Reviewed 4 days ago

Steeped in history and massive in dimension this is an impressive square. Unfortunately on the day we visited the square was closed due to a visiting head of state so we had to walk around the edge. Chairman Mao's mausoleum is on the square, which...More

Thank allanrmckenzie2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My advice is to read up on your history and skip the guided tour. There really isn't alot to know about the square out much to look at. Our guide was awkward about telling us the political issues involved with the 1989 shooting, as if...More

Thank carolynm294
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The pomp and circumstance from all of the centuries is evident in this square . It is stunning with Mao’s tomb on one side , government , national museum and the Firbidden City on the others . There is so much to see and do...More

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tiananmen Square is a 'must see' when in Beijing. Expect lines of people waiting to get through the initial security check, and look out for the plain clothes police officers patrolling the area looking out for potential trouble makers. It's a fascinating place, but also...More

Thank planestrainsevery
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a must visit for me and I was fortunate to visit with a friend from Beijing. It is a massive and expansive area that certainly has a great deal of history. I could not help but think of the 'Tank Man'. Be prepared...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day that our Viking Cruise and Bus tour had scheduled us to visit Tiananmen Square a foreign dignitary unexpectedly decided to visit and the square was closed to the public. However, no big deal. We walked the east perimeter of the square and were...More

Thank Reklaw252
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very impressive and huge place. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time. You feel small standing in its center. Also, the...More

Thank Mario M
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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
August 2, 2017|
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Response from DMJA21 | Reviewed this property |
Tianamin Square is just a big open area. No guide resource needed (nor available that I am aware of. If you google it and read about it you'll be good to go. You can rent an audio guide in English at the entrance to the... More
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Response from DMJA21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We were just in Beijing on vacation this past April. We took the 1 day Chinatour (see china highlights.comm (w/o the 2nd m)) and were very disappointed. The tour guide who is advertised to be very fluent in English... More