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Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
0678745798
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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 today

So we were told this is the biggest square in the word.. or something like that. Was not really mind blown away. I loved that is gives you a nice back drop of the Forbidden city. I would recommend starting here. I loved how there...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a big square with a lot of history and worth a visit best tacked onto the beginning of the forbidden city visit Only allow 30-40 minutes

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Reviewed today

I've always wanted to stand in the middle of Tiananmen Square and take in the significance of its history, particularly the uprising in 1989. It's impressive and was crowded and has some new digital screens that had been installed. I remember standing in the crowded...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went early morning but when we got to Mao’s mausoleum you can’t bring bags of any type with you do I didn’t get in. Early morning not too busy and worth a trip to see

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Reviewed yesterday

I very historical place with lot of ancient buildings. It's very interesting for its past. A lot of crowds though. Thought I would like it more but the extensive amount of people didn't let me enjoy it. Go there only if you are planning on...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To be honest, it was a bit sterile. Tourist services only spoke mandarin so weren’t much help. Some statues in a big square. And it’s difficult to walk around on the road as they have security checks. Go before the forbidden palace as we went...More

Thank K M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn't realise how big Tiananmen Square is. Very interesting place. Worth a visit if you are going to the Forbidden City as well.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If your kind of place is a giant concrete area with guards and stories of loss in 100 degree temperatures then you need to hurry on over. For the same effect, blindfold yourself in an airport parking lot in Orlando Florida in August and it...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is very huge but too many people in one place Prepare the cap or umbrella if needed since very hot in the afternoon

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tiananmen Square was a different experience from all the othere places we visited.You have to be onb your est behavior there because it is heavily guarded by Chinese soldiers. Our guide tod us to not try to engage them in any way. He said that...More

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10 January 2018|
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Response from aster_palms | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October and at that time, there was no entrance fees. There were police security everywhere but nothing to worry us at all. Things may have changed since then. Check with your agent. Long queues but it... 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
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Beachnova
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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
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