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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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Unfortunately for us, our trip to Beijing coincided with the first session of the 13th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China. This meant that because of security concerns we were not allowed to go right into Tiananmen Square and could only view...More

Thank LisaHSays
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Massive open space probably able to hold 1000000 people. Very crowded as we visited on a Saturday. Part of the square contains Chairman Mao's tomb with a number of statues regarding his accomplishments. Another section has a very decorative garden. Everything is pristine as you...More

Thank NeilSchier
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a nice time watching the local people get all engrossed in the arena. Even got up at sunrise to watch the flag raising ceremony and tho I didn’t understand why everyone saw it as important, it was nice to see people adore little things...More

Thank Debbs2490
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place for an evening walk. Colossal buildings and pretty architectures. Wear sun glasses/hats from 10 am to 4 pm in summer time. Your identity and baggages are checked before entry. Hope this helps.

Thank Chandana H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Massive expanse! Again some great views and 100% worth a visit! Impossible to miss as its very busy!

Thank Ant V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited this site on the way to Forbidden City, rather than for it's own sake. It is huge with some interesting government buildings set within and of course known as the setting of an infamous event last century.

Thank cazza6662016
Reviewed 4 days ago

We found it best to vivt late afternoon. Easy to get to buy subway with a short walk from station.We were told crowds would be smaller, in evening less tourists which was true. Saw sunset over square marching of the guards then the area lit...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tiananment Square Beijing is massive. Apparently 1million people can fill the square - they would be pretty cramped, but it is a massive square. It was a very hot July day when we visit with our tour group - the tourist fan came in handy....More

Thank Lcatt0
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visit here about 10 years ago. For whatever reason, it’s looks much less impressive. The square use to be open so you can see it in “full scale”. Now there are sections, police all over and for whatever reason it’s not feel as it...More

Thank Amit I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They do a great job handling the crowds. You go through several check points. It was like a maze trying to get there. Once there, it was a Huge open space filled with statues, flowers and food trucks. We didn’t walk the entire square because...More

Thank Lydia S
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nor shahida a
January 10, 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
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Beachnova
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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Beachnova
August 1, 2017|
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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
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