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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 square is emblematic of China, on one side is the mausoleum of Mao, the other is the Forbidden City with portrait of Mao at the entrance ,on both sides are typical buildings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Is it somewhere you cannot miss in Beijing . I would say it has little atmosphere but just very very big. However it is impressive.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Like you see it in the pictures but then bigger, better, and more impressive. Security is very strict and that is ok. Gives you a safe feeling. No problem at all.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You have to go and see, because its a landmark. Very tight security, but we didn't have any problems with security checks they were fairly quick. If you get up early you can see the raising of the flag, however we missed this ! So, go because of what it is and the scale.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Tiananmen Square is just what the name says, a big giant square. There is really not much to see. On one side side is the Mausoleum of Mao and the other side is the Forbidden City. It's interesting from a historical standpoint, but not much to see otherwise. However, if you are already here to see the Forbidden City, you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed near Tiananmen Square and had to walk through on several occasions (to get to the Forbidden City, the subway, etc.). While historically significant in China's history, it's visually bare and just a large expanse of grayness. On a sunny day, it's almost blindingly bright! Wear sunglasses! Security is tight everywhere, but pretty efficient. You just have to line... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The impact of Tiananmen square on Chinese history is palpable here. The location is crowded, and a haven for conmen. Me and my friend fell prey to the Beijing tea scam here. The opera house and heritage precinct are nice areas to walk around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed being there when I had seen things on tv when it's full when there are political rallies etc. However without headsets or a guide you miss out on details because it just looks like a big concrete yard with gates etc. Don't talk anything political when there as there are undercover police ready to nab you if you... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The square is emblematic of China, on one side is the mausoleum of Mao, the other is the Forbidden City with portrait of Mao at the entrance ,on both sides are typical buildings of socialism.He crosses 46 km boulevard. In a word - the center of China ....

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

After a great feed of Peking Duck at the nearby Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant we arrived just in time for the water show complete with music and lots of colours... Can be chaotic but well worth a look at night to see the contrast from the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed seeing Tiananmen Square as there is so much history there. I do recommend taking a day (or 2) tour as your guide will be able to give you all the histories/stories/legends that go along with it and you don't need to worry about transportation or parking. A must see!

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