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Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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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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West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Reviewed yesterday

Visit the square and also go inside to visit the Forbidden city. You can walk around the walls also. This is a huge place so wear comfortable shoes.

Thank dipeshjuneja
Reviewed 2 days ago

Contrary to some reviews, I believe Tiananmen Square is absolutely worth a visit. Not sure what benefit a tour guide will provide as the more recent history of the site is not one they particularly want to speak up about, but maybe it's still useful....More

Thank Ali E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The square was closed the day we went for a marathon but other than a few monuments and buildings there's not much to see or do. The square is however the entrance to the Forbidden City so you walk by it anyway.

Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's hard to appreciate the scale of the square until you're there, it's very impressive. A lot of us remember this place for its tragic past and while this was glossed over to a large extent, you can't help but picture the images from that...More

Thank Meggs888
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Huge queues to see Mao mausoleum so we didn't bother. Very good war memorials and entrance to forbidden palace. Many tourists but a huge place.

Thank Lorna110
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Impressive massive square. Good visual impression of the grandness of the place. Too bad it was cordon off as the Central government was having meeting. Nice to stroll across the vast avenue.

Thank geog1888
Reviewed 3 days ago

First visit on a private tour. Came back to see sunrise flag raising and the start of the Beijing Marathon. Must see if in Beijing

Thank sportrocket
Reviewed 4 days ago

we got a lot of history information for Tienanmen square so very interesting as we were on a tour group and had a guide to show us. . it was very hot and involved lots of walking, you need to make sure you have water...More

Thank janev8
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They say this is one of the biggest squares in the world and there's no doubt that it is large. The security to get into the square is amazing make sure you take your passport. As for stuff to see the monuments of the fallen...More

Thank Panda37
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For foreign tourists....if you know what happened here and historic facts you don't really need to see it in person as it's just a large area with huge government buildings....very crowded and you get photographed by Chinese people because you are a tourist... if you...More

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2 August 2017|
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Response from DMJA21 | Reviewed this property |
Tianamin Square is just a big open area. No guide resource needed (nor available that I am aware of. If you google it and read about it you'll be good to go. You can rent an audio guide in English at the entrance to the... More
2 August 2017|
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Response from DMJA21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We were just in Beijing on vacation this past April. We took the 1 day Chinatour (see china highlights.comm (w/o the 2nd m)) and were very disappointed. The tour guide who is advertised to be very fluent in English... More
Farah R
17 October 2016|
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Response from stchsw | Reviewed this property |
The Square itself an 1 hr at most. Museums around it of course depending on your interest 3hrs