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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  • Despite the vastness of the space, the enormous crowds can be daunting as they move through towards Mao's mausoleum and the Imperial City. Get a guide.  more »
  • There is St. Peter's Square in Rome, the Champs Elysees in Paris, Time Square in NYC and Tiananmen Square in Beijing! What can I say? Only enjoy the place by its certainly armored world grandeur but the history and photo of Mao are anchored here. Heavily monitored by cameras attached to public streetlights, the police watch with kindness and security in passing.
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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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