We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: 0678745798
Website
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$81*
and up
Beijing Private Sightseeing Tour with Acrobatic Show
More Info
$45*
and up
Beijing One Day Coach Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall Plus Forbidden City and...
More Info
$50*
and up
Beijing Private Layover Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Place

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,190 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 763
    Excellent
  • 955
    Very good
  • 643
    Average
  • 112
    Poor
  • 53
    Terrible
Historic visit

I had heard so much about this place and it didn't disappoint- long walk through it and much to learn and see- we had so many people that taking photos was a bit tough and there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
starsky18
,
Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

4,190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,526: English reviews
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much history here, huge open spaces, even with crowds for "tomb sweeping" holiday. Beautiful Chinese sculptures and buildings. Also lots of images of Chairman Mao.

Helpful?
Thank NanaJudith
Americus, Georgia
Level Contributor
79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Tiananmen Square before visiting the Forbidden City. Underground tunnels are available for crossing the busy streets at the intersection. Tiananmen Square is a large open area with a monument in the middle, Chairman Mao's masoleum, two of the gates to the city, the official Chinese flag, and public buildings surrounding it, including the national museum and military offices.... More 

Helpful?
Thank sylviaroland
Suzhou, China
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting Tiananmen Square was very surreal. It won't mean much if you're not interested in the history. Our guide was very knowledgable of the history and was more than happy to answer all of our questions. Being there is amazing...another bucket list item checked off and I will go back.

Helpful?
Thank Jen B
london
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared to queue at busy times for security checks. Access is via a subway over the road, careful you don't end up in the metro queue by mistake.

Helpful?
Thank global_teacher
Cebu City, Philippines
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Twas a very huge place, twas a tiring but fulfilling walk. Went there with my husband and kids. We were amazed by these 3 different buildings with an open space. Though there were a lot of people from different places, still we enjoyed the first location of the tour.

Helpful?
Thank wgalicaya
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very busy and crowded, but a must visit while in Beijing. Probably better to visit in the afternoon/evening since most of group tours go there in the mornings...

Helpful?
Thank Povjetarac
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I traveled with my friends on last May. We went there by subway, Tiananmen Station. The place is very huge, but its worth it to walk all day there. Its a must for those who are in Beijing.

Helpful?
Thank iruzaini
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

r The immensity and history will amaze you. It is a surprisingly vast open space surrounded by the Mao museum and other official buildings. Close your eyes and think of the famous person-tank standoff and BAM! You are now part of history. Weather in May was warm, but not hot. There is much walking to do, so wear comfortable close... More 

Helpful?
Thank crbspan
Bangor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very busy and crowded place to visit .. But do take the extra time to take in every little corner and take plenty of nice photos be honest when are you going to be back in such a place ?? Dnt let the tour guides rush you .. You really wouldn't need a guide it's a simple straight walk... More 

Helpful?
Thank 57EVE
Illinois
Level Contributor
143 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had heard so much about this place and it didn't disappoint- long walk through it and much to learn and see- we had so many people that taking photos was a bit tough and there wasn't a lot of shade- must see if in Beijing- try a cooler and less busy time to visit if possible-

Helpful?
Thank starsky18

Travelers who viewed Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) also viewed

 

Been to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?