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Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

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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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We visited during the Chinese new year and even taking in the population could not believe the crowd. There must have been at least a million queued for the mausoleum so the wait... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We visited during the Chinese new year and even taking in the population could not believe the crowd. There must have been at least a million queued for the mausoleum so the wait must have been horrendous.we had to go at this time of the year but would suggest out of holiday season high summer and any peak periods to... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

very crowded as center of Beijing, famous fo Mao's tomb, Tian'anmen rostrum, National Museum, congress hall.. ... good picture spot in Beijing. very sensitive area, if not come with a group, need long time waiting for security check.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Commenced in 1651, now 4 times that size, and the 4th largest square in the world. As I wandered around with my 20 year old guide - who spoke English well, I just wished to goodness that they would 'get rid of' that 'bloody' picture of Mao! Anyone who kills 60 million of his countrymen ..... just get rid of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Tiananmen Square is historic, but the best part of being there in my opinion is the other side of the street, crossing through the park to the Forbidden City. While the Square is large and very sterile, the park is serene, clean and beautiful. With the canal running through the center and the Chinese architecture, you will not want to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

As expected it was a large concrete square with guards and a few buildings, not a lot to see but one of those must do or sees whilst visiting places. Tiananmen Square has a significant moment in history for westerners but is not talked about in China. Many security guards around and a stringent of security checks to get into... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The historic importance of this place is the rising of people against the state.However current generation has forgotten about the army tanks pushing people out of this square.However that event changed China Govt thinking finally and China became what it is today. The place is really huge and can accommodate thousands and thousands of people .When I visited it is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Went here with a friend. Is not what I thought that it would be! Just a square ring road, with a building on two sides! If you didn't know there is history involved , for me,5 mins is all the time that is needed!!! Others may think otherwise? horses for Courses!! It took this long to get past security. So,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A big square with a political significance,Security is very tight here with long ques, right next door to the Forbidden City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The square itself is huge. Walk around with more than your eyes open, by this I meam there is much more to it all than meets the eye. This IS the epitomy of China the hub. Security is tight, before you step foot in the square you will go through numerous turnstiles, searches and ID checks. For me and my... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Ahh, the most infamous spot of China yet THE LARGEST SQUARE IN THE WORLD! First visited as a child, back in 1998!!) Second visit in 2002, 2004, Dec 2008, Sep-Oct 2011, until now!! The flag rises in the morning from 4:40 in the summer to 7:32 in the winter. Best time to come? On CHINESE NATIONAL DAY=1 OCT!! BILLIONS OF... More 

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