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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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Visited back in 2002, worth it...

In 2002, this place was amazing. Coming to Beijing I was most excited to see the Great Wall. The Great Wall was spectacular yes, but my expectations were so high that it was still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I visited Tiananmen square on a Saturday morning in May and it was extremely busy. Getting there and back is best done by subway as there is no parking and nowhere to grab a taxi. if you try to flag one down they don't stop (well not for me anyway). The queue to get into the square will start across... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

In 2002, this place was amazing. Coming to Beijing I was most excited to see the Great Wall. The Great Wall was spectacular yes, but my expectations were so high that it was still a meh moment. Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City blew my mind. I didn't know a million people could comfortably fit in the square. History happened... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Its worth to go if it's ur first time in Beijing and China. But seriously, there's too much guard and u ca';t take photos easily. Bare at your own risk.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

You will be watched by over 1000+ cameras and 100+ Chinese military officials, but the square is well worth the effort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's hard to describe the sheer size of Tiananmen Square it's massive and full of people. Worth doing to say you have done it as most of us are aware of the Tiananmen Square siege many years ago. It's actually attached to the exit of the forbidden city that is a must to see in Beijing so you can visit... More 

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Tehran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

One of the most impressive places you should not miss. Please keep in mind if you travel in summer, do not forget some bottles of water ....

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went there in February and had whole quarters by ourselves. Buying a coat and traveling to these laces in winter is worth it.

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Kolding, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing atmosphere with lots of Chinese nationals as well as international visitors. Well worth a visit. Very impressive. A trip to Beijing is nothing without seeing it. Prepare to walk !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If this place had no historical background, it would just be a big square with no real significance and no real touristic value. Come here to appreciate the history, but do not expect much more. Also note that this place is incredibly crowded all the time, so be careful with your belongings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A large open space with huge historical significance but really nothing tangible there except large crowds of people, soldiers standing around and a giant picture of Chairman Mao. It is a good place to contemplate what happened there on that momentous day what happened to the people involved and how China changed after it. Then continue on into the Forbidden... More 

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

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