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Address: West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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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The centre of the Chinese universe

Right in the heart of the city (easy access by subway), just south of the Forbidden City, with the typical Soviet architecture all around, there is a certain symbolic significance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Greenville, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

subway takes you right to the train. we walked. lots of people here. you must go thru security in order to enter the square. great at night. worth the time. day or night.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Right in the heart of the city (easy access by subway), just south of the Forbidden City, with the typical Soviet architecture all around, there is a certain symbolic significance which you can feel in the square. Don't expect a bustling square you may see in European cities- this square is tightly controlled by security and the architecture is not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Tiananmen Square has to be visited to be believed. The sheer might of China is there for display & not to mention the emotional connection that comes along with it from 1989. Your trip to Beijing is incomplete without a trip here. Don't forget to witness the flag raising (if you can get up that early) or the flag lowering... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The huge throngs of Chinese, in tour groups (with matching caps) and some from the countryside in more local costumes. It is worth the people watching and being in a place that is so memorable to recent political events. You don't need a lot of time, just go experience it for a bit and then move onto the Forbidden City.

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Aurora, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I walked down to Tiananmen Square for the 5:30 A.M. Flag Raising Ceremony. It was recommended to me that I arrive no later than 5:00 A.M. and I'm glad that I followed that advice. I was there on a Saturday morning and am certain that there was close (if not more than) 10,000 people ... at 5:30 in the morning!... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I teach a high school history class on the events of 1989 in this square, so this was a poignant moment for me. Big queues to pass through security, the massive square has to be experienced. Check out the security cameras everywhere!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It is worth going and seeing as this area is very important in China's history. We didn't get it but the Chinese people were loving it. We walked around and took pictures, you see this area on TV and in movies so once again worth seeing but don't spend your entire day there.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I could not believe we were standing in the middle of Tiananmen Square, so that's what I called out, much to the dis-pleasure of my daughter. You know you've seen it on T.V. programs and movies but actually standing there looking at the multitude of people doing the same as you was a little surreal. The huge Government Building was... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Was really looking forward to seeing this place and wasn't disappointed. It was all I thought it would be. Full of people red flags flying Chairman Mao portraits. Just a great atmosphere.

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Visakhapatnam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a place where every student or in fact any person should visit because of it's historic significance where one man decided to take on the might of the Chinese tanks ! the end was a sad one ! but the incident and the place stand for that heroic act! One should go there to pay homage to that... More 

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