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Ways to Experience Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Initially as we went through the underground entrance and came out up top I was unimpressed then we continued walking towards the entrance of The Forbidden City and I came to understand just how large of an area this is. There’s a mausoleum where Chairman Mao is buried although our tour guide did not take us inside there. You see both military guards and security guards. Some monuments to see and big buildings. We are on a tour and she gave us lots of background info which was helpful.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Interesting from an historical perspective, and it's HUGE, but a bit ho-hum. After all, it's only a town square. Walk through it, stand behind the traffic barriers and try to get a decent shot of Mao's photo. (You can probably find a better shot on Google). Don't spend too much time there - your time is better spent in the Forbidden City

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We took a group of high school students there, guided by a local guide who was very knowledgeable. This is one of the places where every Chinese travels at least once in their life to take a selfie in front of the huge Mao Tse Tung Memorial...I tried to imagine what this huge square must have been like when tanks rolled up years ago to confront all those student protesters...goose bumps

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bavarian L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The immense public square in the heart of Beijing. Immediately south of the Forbidden City, bordered by the Great Hall of the People and the National Museum of China on the east and west sides with a vibrant shopping district to its immediate south this
is an area you can spend days around. The Monuments to the People's Heroes and Mao Zedong's Mausoleum are both located on the square itself.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we couldn’t walk on the square as there was some political event taken place. We learned a few days later that Kim Jung Un was there for a meeting.

Date of experience: April 2018
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