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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

We visited Tiananmen square as is in the program of most tour operators and is also the entrance to the museum palace of the forbidden city. It is known to most of the world due to the bitter events of 1989. It is doubtful though,...More

Thank Sofi N
Reviewed today via mobile

Been there done that! Stay away between 08:00 -16:00 it’s less impressive and exceptional crowd which makes it less impressive and attractive

Thank Jesper H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ofcourse this is a must do. A place with a lot of good and bad history. The way you reach the place is diffucult. Lots of ques and very nervous police and guards. The place itself is nice, but on our day there was an...More

Thank Viperpowco
Reviewed 2 days ago

The sky was visibly polluted. The day was hot and humid. My guide and friend brought us umberella (life saver) to deal with the hot day (but sun is all hidden in smog). Greenhouse effect can be felt.

Thank ASR_Oregon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well, when in China one must visit historical places. This is one of them. Summer time is not the best time to stop and try to walk around. The square is huge and it seemed every bit of concrete had a tourist standing on it....More

Thank CTS_Knows
Reviewed 2 days ago

Huge square, which is said to be the largest in the world, i agree. If you want to visit take your time, your hat, water and sunscreen if you are in summer. There is a security check to enter the area which can take a...More

Thank Mirko V
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have traveled all the way to China, I guess you should go and take a look. We went in July and there wasn't much to see here, but a large square filled with people (mostly domestic tourist). You can walk through this in...More

Thank dmlin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My teens had read about this place and were excited to see it in person. We went in July and were some of the only Caucasians. The very polite and respectful Chinese people often asked to take our pictures and practice English. Some had never...More

Thank sjreviewer
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the must-see sights in Beijing, and it connects to another: the Forbidden City. The open space is much bigger than other major cities' central squares, and beyond what pictures can convey. Unlike other cities' central squares, you can't just walk into...More

Thank Billykuerten
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The square was very nice and clean and crowded. The bulk of people were there to visit the mausoleum of Chairman Mao and the palace museum.There were good views of four important capital buildings including the entrance to the palace museum also known as forbidden...More

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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
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