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Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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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 yesterday via mobile

Spent the afternoon here and enjoyed it all. Great views and history. Spotless and well presented. Recommended for the afternoon before a few hours in the museum.

Thank Msbelfast
Reviewed yesterday

Will I ever forget the photo of that courageous man confronting the "nose" of a Chinese tanker?? No. So, being at that very spot was quite emotional and powerful for me.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Before going to the Forbidden City, you will pass through this square and you can find a lot of people, civic buildings, museums around so probably you are in the middle of Beijing. A lot of instagrammable backgrounds so please visit this place :)

Thank Arcquitecto
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This the largest public area in the world...but due top security it is unfortunately somewhat empty. You get to see all the major buildings of the government of Beijing.....and it is the entry to the Forbidden Palace...do not forget the National Museum which is off...More

Thank DJS1950
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very very busy lots of hassle from Photographers but worthwhile to see whilst in Beijing try to go early morning 7am to Beat the crowd. Generic Beijing site

Thank FeedbackT
Reviewed 2 days ago

You cannot visit Beijing without visiting Tiananment Square. We missed the actual changing of the guard on the Square but passed the guards in the "underground walkway" - so smart! There is a lovely area around the one section of the square where you are...More

Thank Lerina
Reviewed 3 days ago

Getting to Tiananmen Square is really easy. These are clearly marked so it is fairly easy to navigate. The signs are in English. Heavy security all around, passports my be required.

Thank bchiado
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been many years since I was last here but it certainly is an overly impressive place. One of the major highlights of a trip to Beijing

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tianmen Square was an included part of our trip, however, I found it rather underwhelming. It is huge, and has some history, is quite busy, with some interesting buildings and gardens in the surrounding areas, but very plain as an "item of interest".

Thank LynHendersonOke
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Try visiting at night. The view stands out more and less crowd compare to daytime. But the imperial places is not open at night though.

Thank scianray
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Farah R
Hello! How long would I need to spend here?
17 October 2016|
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Response from stchsw | Reviewed this property |
The Square itself an 1 hr at most. Museums around it of course depending on your interest 3hrs
Jay M
Wht time does the actual square close?
12 June 2016|
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Response from Malcolm L | Reviewed this property |
Like Trafalgar Square......its always open
Heather F
Hi, someone said that there were no toilets here and no where to sit down ?? No good fie elderly people like us !! Is this true ?
30 May 2016|
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Response from Judy P | Reviewed this property |
Agree--few western style toilets and no benches or chairs--