Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

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Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
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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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Malgorzata
10,702 contributions
Oct 2020
The largest public square in the world. Tiananmen Square established in the year 1417. Huge scale and space, with an impressive entrance to the Forbidden City. Monument to the People's Heroes is located in the square. National Museum of China is located in the East of the square and on the south side is the Mao Zedong Mausoleum. Tiananmen Square is a cult place that must be seen when visiting China, especially keeping in mind the history of this place.
Written September 29, 2021
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Bobby Prince
Shandong, China302 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
I came here close to the start of the evening just in for.the flad ceremony. Very cool experience! You will need the passport to get out of the metro station and into the square.
Written August 20, 2021
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issbelle
15 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
The square is grand and the security is tight around the area.
I liked it a lot and enjoyed seeing the patriotism.
Definitely recommend!
Written May 3, 2021
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MRBP
Luzon, Philippines246 contributions
Apr 2020
I admire their patriotism and love for their country, The Chinese people will come here to witness the flag raising/retreat everyday, some are teary-eyed. The Security is tignt around the area. June 2016
Written March 4, 2021
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Zarza's Travels
China373 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Incredibly cold, bitter wind burn but worth it. Seeing this place with my own eyes was eye opening, having learned so much about this area previously. Highly recommend a guide, who can explain key details to you. Had to queue for a short while to go through into Forbidden City, but well worth it.
Written January 1, 2021
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Haoran Du
Shanghai, China2 contributions
Dec 2020
Between business trips,I went to Tian'anmen Square in the evening.
Out of Tian'anmen East subway station,I saw the fiery wall of the Forbidden City. Go along the wall and you can reach to the square and see the tower.The majestic tower witnessed the founding of the new China,which is the symbol of the great motherland.I
Written December 19, 2020
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Itzik L
Tel Aviv, Israel3,792 contributions
Aug 2020
The main entrance to the Forbidden City.
It is possible to enter from side entrances that are less crowded.
Still I recommend getting in from this entrance among other things due to the proximity to Tiananmen Square, Monument to the People's Heroes, China National Museum.
Very convenient access by subway.
Notice the long queue for review, the queue moves very fast and most impressively.
A passport is required to enter this complex and almost any attraction in China.
An entry ticket to the Forbidden City cannot be purchased for that day but several days in advance, depending on the season.
There are many speculators who will try to sell you tickets at double prices. And when you decide to buy, the price will go up even more.
Inside the entire complex there are additional museums where tickets can be purchased on the same day, but again, without a passport you will not be able to purchase tickets. In these places they did agree to sell tickets with a passport photo on a smartphone.
Written October 10, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
Sep 2020
This is a good time of the year to visit Tiananmen Square. During the Mid Autumn Festival Holiday, it will be packed shoulder to shoulder with people. The flower displays are awesomely magnificent.
Written October 2, 2020
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK163 contributions
Aug 2019
You'll need your passport to get in because they check your bag and passport before you can enter but once inside you'll see a large square with a huge monolith in the middle and surrounded by four large buildings. On one end lies the mausoleum of Mao where is body is said to be on display, however i'm not so sure it is really his body; outside of this building rests two large statues showing the rise of communism. On one side lies the great hall of the people, the building where the Chinese government meets, and resting opposite of that is the national museum. On the last side of the square sits the Forbidden city with an image of Mao on the front and guarded by Chinese lion statues. I have already written a review for the Forbidden city so feel free to check it out for more info. There will be guards by the monuments and different parts of the square, standing perfectly still, and there'll be plenty of tourists and visitors so there are small vans selling food and drinks. While there are several monuments to communism, there is no mention of the massacre that took place here in the 1980s and it's best not to mention it here.
Written July 4, 2020
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njw666
Bethersden, UK86 contributions
Jul 2019
One off the list to see in Beijing
We went early evening.
1. Need to show passport to enter the sqaure - heavily guarded
2. Hot even in early evening the expanse of concrete makes it extremely hot
3. Worth seeing
Written June 19, 2020
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