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Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men)

North of Tian'anmen square, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6309 5745
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North of Tian'anmen square, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After seeing this famous site on tv news, in text books and historical reports, it was an amazing feeling to be standing in this massive square. Subway line 1 Tiananmen West station will see you almost at the front of the Forbidden city where you...More

Thank Catherine J A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ok I admit I was unprepared for how much walking you can do. We opted out of a guided tour and instead stuck with an audio one and it was great , but again there is loads of walking so be prepared to walk.

Thank primepretty
Reviewed 6 days ago

Huge building/Gate. Took an amazing picture of the building with Mao's famous picture, with a ceremonial guard on his station and a traditional monk standing in the foreground. I thought this best captured my China trip along with the wall.

Thank davideQ6492QE
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place that everyone must GO! After we enter this Gate, it is a total different world, it is an ancient world of CHINA (Qing Dynasty), the palace of Emperor is just behind the Gate.

Thank constantinjoshuak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never seen such an armonic and opulent buildings. This City was a really poem. I highly recommend TO visit IT from the Charcoal Hill To have the possibility To watch at his plan and roofs

Thank jennife-habanar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chilly night with Mao overlooking Tiananmen makes a Beijing cliche! At night, both gate and portrait are lit and I think it is nicer. There are also less people that during daytime. Also, note they run a security control to access it so pack light!

Thank Worldwidegener
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an imposing gate on the equally imposing Tian'an Men Square. As a word of warning there are security checks when entering the Square, no matter which side you try and enter, and thus we would advise accessing the square first thing in the...More

Thank TimothyF5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see while you are in Tiananmen Square. The courtyard is huge and impressive and well-worth the visit.

Thank bisonburger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was quite amazing to stand in the square and get a sense of the size of this gate and the significance with the square. Worth a walk to the north of the square to walk throught.

Thank KCrC2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning to see again the architecture of it all is fantastic, when you look at the joints that hold these places up wow

Thank hughmoir
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