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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 3 days ago

The day that our Viking Cruise and Bus tour had scheduled us to visit Tiananmen Square a foreign dignitary unexpectedly decided to visit and the square was closed to the public. However, no big deal. We walked the east perimeter of the square and were...More

Thank Reklaw252
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a very impressive and huge place. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time. You feel small standing in its center. Also, the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were excited to visit this historical site but it was a challenge to get to it and disappointing once there. It is a large area, covering a large block, but otherwise no real distinguishing features. There are no benches to sit on, no signs...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately when we visited Tiananamon Square most of it was codoned off cos of Afroc-Asian Trade Conference these, Also very crowded. A must to see cos of its history

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I arrived in Beijing on Friday afternoon. Checked into the hotel and thought we'd go a see the square. It was closed. Apparently there was a state visit going on. So we went back on the Sunday morning. It took 3 attempts...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An incredible site. We arrived early as so many people told us the crowds ruin the view and feeling. Expect to be searched at least twice by guards and have your photo taken by curious Chinese ( and possibly other agencies as well) There is...More

Thank Annie E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't stay long because we were with a tour group. We just walked through the area while our tour guide told us about everything. It was difficult to maneuver in areas because of the crowd but our tour guide did a great job in...More

Thank courtcord
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tienanmen Square is a place you have to visit while in Beijing but it is not somewhere you will spend much time. Its huge, no benches, lots of people all taking photos. The square contains the Great Hall of the People the state building used...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My finance, a native of China, visited the Square back in the late 80's, and remembers the bullet marks in the store work. She was with some girlfriends and remembers a security guard or policeman approached them and told them to leave, as they were...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited here on a Sunday morning and blown away by the 1000’s of Chinese lined up since the early hours of the morning to see the body of Mao. When asking our guide about the events of 1989 we were told ‘we are not allowed...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