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Address: West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 0678745798
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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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We visited Tiananmen Square twice when we were in Beijing. The first time was at night and we found this a little intimidating and didn't enjoy it very much. However, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Tiananmen Square twice when we were in Beijing. The first time was at night and we found this a little intimidating and didn't enjoy it very much. However, the atmosphere in the day was very different and we felt OK. This place is steeped in history and the air does feel very politically charged but no-one is interested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Feel the splendor as you walk among this historical land mark. It is hard to understand the power of this place and the people who made history happen in this square

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was exactly as we had expected but a lot bigger. Bit of a wow factor visiting places like this - lots of people but lots of room to move around in.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you go with a tour guide , it's interesting hearing a bit about the history there even more so if you've read up before going . Don't push too hard on subjects like tank man though you may attract unwanted attention .if you don't go with someone who can tell you about it's history though it's really just... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This one historic place to visit for first time visitors to Beijing. The next is the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. That gives you the feel of Beijing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A visit to the square is a must but the crush of China makes it not all that pleasant. But it is a soak in history so should be done

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

An essential on a trip to Beijing if only to consider it's size and importance in Chinese history. we took a walk across it early one morning (bypassing the long queues of people waiting to walk past Mao's tomb but through the security gates) - we weren't prepared for the attention the children in particular received - they now know... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I visited Tiananmen Square twice and it was very different both times. Surprisingly it was much quieter on a Sunday afternoon than it was on a Tuesday morning but I think that was because Chairman Mao's mausoleum was closed on the Sunday. The square itself is huge and a lovely place to wander round - I preferred it when it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Reviewing Tiananmen Square presents an opportunity to caution western readers of reviews about China. Do you want an unvarnished look at the place. Well, put it in Iowa and change it's name, and the review would go something like this: HUGE concrete plaza swarming with people and almost unbearably hot in the summer. Lines for Mao's tomb are really long,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, Tiananmen Square is a busy place but it is huge. Flanked by political buildings and Mao's tomb, it is especially busy in mid August. If going in the summer take plenty of water. There are vendors about but be prepared to pay premium prices. Once you clear the security check point (one line for those with bags and one... More 

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