Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Beijing

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Famous and infamous in modern Chinese history, Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) stands as one of the most important political and cultural sites in Beijing. This vast square provided the setting for Mao Zedong's speech announcing the establishment of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. Surrounding the square, you'll find significant structures like Mao's mausoleum, National Museum of China, Monument to the People's Heroes, and Great Hall of the People. Visit the square at dawn to see the ceremonial raising of the Chinese national flag. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) by using our Beijing trip planner .
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  • I have been to Tiananmen gate, but I went to Tiananmen Square across the road for the first time. This time I had time to go back to the Great Wall, so I stopped by. Because it came in the evening, i was able to see the national flag surrender in time. I think the soldiers are doing it. The Tiananmen Gate was lit up when i surrendered. I wanted to see the flag raising, but I'll do this again next time. I felt that it was great enough even if the national flag was surrendered.
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  • Well, we were there during the 70th Anniversary of Chinese revolution and, believe it or not there was not an inch of free space in Tiananmen Square without people!! It was all decorated and there was...  more »
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  • Impressive area. Security gates very efficient. The whole neighbourhood is perfectly clean and easy to walk and discover. Not easy to find old streets and houses like this one. Still safe feeling
  • I visited here in the summer of 1989. It was a great experience. Great place, with a lot of history. Nothing happened here. Absolutely nothing. Trust me. Nothing happened here.
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