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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

Located in the heart of modern China and the site for massive parades...

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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Go during sunrise or sunset

We went during sunset as recommended by so many others to see the flag ceremony. It's worth seeing but again - like every other attraction, it is really really crowded. So unless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a big square, I wouldn't go here unless you were going to the forbidden city. Didn't help that on the day it was snowing and bitterly cold

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went during sunset as recommended by so many others to see the flag ceremony. It's worth seeing but again - like every other attraction, it is really really crowded. So unless you go well early (at least 1.5hrs before ceremony time) you are not likely to see much. Also the local domestic tourists are very pushy, so there is... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big flat plaza. Uninteresting. Has historical significance, but not that the locals would know about. Time better spent seeing other things. Like almost all public spaces in China, the toilets are gross and you need to remember to bring your own paper.

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Singleton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sure it's a big concrete square, but it's what the Square represents is important. Lined by government buildings, monuments, national buildings and museums it's an incredibly important to the Chinese people. Just to stand there and be able to see the 3 metre high picture of Chairman Mao is worth it. The high presents of security is amazing to see.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although Tiananmen Square is a major tourist stop, the only impressive thing about it is the size. Walk through it and head straight for the Forbidden City.

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Panama City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is an open square very close to a subway, with many activities around it. If you arrive early, before dawn, you can see the raising of the national flag. Wear good walking shoes, bring a camera, and do not bring any weapons or huge bags. You'll have to go through a security check to get in the square,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had visited Beijing many times. One needs a lot of time to see many places in this city. Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the centre of Beijing. The square contains the monuments to the heroes of the revolution, the great hall of people, the National Museum of China, and the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There wasnt a great deal to see and a lot of security as you would expect. I suppose it is one of those places that you need to go when in Beijing due to the history involved. Everything seems to close early too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

But it ends up being a lot of people all taking pictures of, lets be honest, a pretty ordinary square with some pretty ugly buildings around. I took my time walking across the road of the infamous tank video, because it is has been erased elsewhere. Still its one off the bucket list - now the forbidden city and wow... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first time i visited the square it was smoggy as always and I was disappointed by it. It was just a concrete desert with way too many tourists. It's confusing to get your way around. Everything is grey and large. Way too many people. If you go, wait until the sky is clear blue, it gets a little better... More 

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