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Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

Address: West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Ranked #46 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Xi'an, China
18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

i went here in order to see the flag raising proformance every morning, but icome here in wrong time, for the morning is raining , i didnt expect it and get all wet. but still leave me a not too bad memory.

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Hong Kong
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

This is the heart of more than 1000 years of Chinese history, the heart of the capital, of politics, culture, history and art. In the Chinese imaginary this square if much more than just the 1989 protests. Even if you are not interested in any of the above, it is still "a must". Even when crowded it is interesting to... More

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Have you ever watched a series from the Twilight Zone where you expect a new place everytime you enter a gate and see the same thing and have the same feeling. The difference is that you wont feel trapped but you would feel amazed. The wow factor is everywhere.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We started our Beijing tour with a visit to Tiananmen Square and a walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries. It is of great historic value and once you understand this part of their history, the rest of the tour makes a bit more sense. It is an impressive area, colourful... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

So many people visit here. Over crowded! When I reached there I was like what am I have to see.... It should be open not in closed and everyone is in queue. 😉

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New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

You will be amazed how big the square really is. Be prepared for walking. You have to go up and down the stairs and underground to get to the square and the forbidden palace. Well worth it.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Nothing much to see here.It's just as the name implies, a square.It's interesting if you know the history and its significance

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Huge square and of course lots of police around. There was nothing to be wary of . Lots of people around,

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Dublin, Ireland
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

While this is a site worth visiting because of its political significance it is really just a big square flanked by a number of fairly impressive buildings. The square has the tomb of Chairman Mao. This isn't open to the public on Mondays and has long queues on other days. Even if you visit the tomb you only get a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Tiananmen Square in Beijing is billed as the largest urban square in the world and after seeing the square many times on television over the years, I looked forward to seeing this historically significant place. Chinese consider both Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City which is next door to be very important places for them to visit. Security is very... More

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