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Address: West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 0678745798
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Located in the heart of modern China and the site for massive parades and...
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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A must do in Beijing. Soak up the atmosphere I didn't imagine it to be the massive size it was and unfortunately didn't have the time to do Mao's tomb - maybe next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The place where Mao Zedong inaugurated People's Republic of China in 1949. It took ages to reach there because I had to go through security and queue many times (simply crossing a road required queuing as well). From there I got a nice view of the Forbidden Palace Museum, could visit Mao's Mausoleum and the National Museum was just across... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A must do in Beijing. Soak up the atmosphere I didn't imagine it to be the massive size it was and unfortunately didn't have the time to do Mao's tomb - maybe next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Due to its place in history this attraction probably will be high on your tourist to-do list incombination with the closeby Forbidden Palace, and maybe the national museum. It is impressive but be warned, it can be very hot and there is not a lot of shadow. Also, you will require to undergo two to three security inspections in order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were in Beijing at the end of November, although it was absolutely freezing, we set out on the walk down Wangfujing Street to Tiananmen Square. Not too sure what to expect but I didn't realise how big it is, we walked the length and breath of the Square and was in awe of the structure. We didn't go into... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Chinese people come to pay their respective visit to the corpse of "Chairman Mao", who is responsible for millions of death under its leadership. It is also a center stage for people come to ask for justice, like protesters. There are about a thousand cops around or in the square year round, if you decided to go, better do some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have been here twice and both times in December. It was really cold and dry as it sometimes hurt to breath. Make sure you bring a scarf to wrap around you mouth if you are not used to it. I guess the cold would explain the lack of tourists so it was a really enjoyable walk and it's super... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our first tourist experience in China. We're keen to visit this iconic image of the country. As mentioned in other reviews, this place is crowded (as we were soon to discover everywhere we went). Going in an organised tour means that you do not have to queue, and you've not seen queue's until you go to China. It is certainly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing size and so historically significant, a must see. I was impressed with the fact that though a cold November day, citizen were there in great numbers...all with smart phones taking many pictures and selfies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Massive lines of Chinese tourists queueing for Mao's mausoleum, vendors hawking communist paraphernalia and 4-5 security cameras on every lampost, this square is a must see, if only to get the feeling that you're standing in the capital city of a communist country. I couldn't help but wonder how long it would take for tanks to arrive should they be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My son and I visited the square with the intention of viewing the Zhangyangmen Archery Tower and Gate. We took the subway to Qianmen on Line 2, and got out the Tiananmen Square exit. The Archery Tower is actually outside the square and we could only take photos and walk through the entrance gate, as there is no other access.... More 

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Address: West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 0678745798
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing

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