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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
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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 went as a group just to have a look and what could be quite boring ended up being great. We all know the stories of the student protests and the square's historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tehran, Iran
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40 reviews
37 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tiananmen square is the bigest square in the world.importance of this square for remonstrant flock of students in this square versus govermment and loss majority of them in the past.

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went as a group just to have a look and what could be quite boring ended up being great. We all know the stories of the student protests and the square's historical significance but the locals use this as a photo opp spot and a place to hang out with their kids. Great place for people watching as the... More 

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Nanjing, China
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Tiananmen square area is huge. The size is definitely impressive but not all that great. Most of the things to see or do in the square are too full of people, too heavily guarded, or just not open to the public. I personally felt that Tiananmen square is over hyped for what it is.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The picture of the student in front of the tank in the 1980s is a memory many will relate to Tiananemen Square. However it is much more than that. Huge space with Mao's tomb as a centrepiece and the entrance to the Forbidden City an instantly recognisable sight. A mustn't miss.

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Wetmore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I wanted to visit Tiananmen Square due to the history surrounding it. It was extremely secure with metal detectors to get in police and military everywhere. Had a good time.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Depressing at best tiannamen square is a must see in beijing but hard to enjoy. Military presence everywhere as well as undercover agents and massive security protocols just to see where Mao's Mausoleum is located and the death of many student activists in 89 which China still does not discuss.

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Vadodara, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a wonderful place of china one should not miss to visit it. Very clean and beautiful arctitaural place I have seen . Two big lcd screen located gives different experiance all to gather.

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Karlsbad, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tiananmen square is vast in it's dimensions and necessary to use if you want to visit the Forbidden City, the National museum or the Mao Mausoleum. But ftom my perspective it's not worth a visit in and of itself except you want to be impressed by it's sheer size.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I remember watching the Tianamen square demonstrations on TV so was interested to see it for myself. It's very big with interesting landmarks one of which is Chairman Mao's Mausoleum. There's are many security checks so be prepared for that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Square with my wife and two "handlers" on my wife's business trip. Security everywhere, but the lines moved pretty quickly. A historic place, but basically is a big open space.

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