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Tiananmen Gate (承天门)
Tiananmen Gate (承天门)

Tiananmen Gate (承天门)

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
Ranked #14 in Beijing things to do
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North End Of Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 11 1000 China
+86 10 8119 1011
http://www.tiananmen.org.cn/page.htm?id=AAE00175800EBA904EC3F806E61721C1
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This is the front gate over looking Tiananmen Square and it is the entrance to the Forbidden city. This Gate was built in 1417 and has survived multiple invasions and attacks. This landmark is ... Read more
accessible by subway and public transportation and is within walking distance to other fabulous Beijing landmarks

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San Diego, California

Pretty much everyone stops to take a photo of Chairman Mao, and then it is through the gates with the rest of the throng.

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Lhasa, China

I was there last winter. I could feel the presence all the greatest souls of the greatest civilization of mankind

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Tiananmen Gate is one of the most iconic symbols in all of China. It is located on the edge of Tiananmen Square and acts as the gate into the Forbidden City. Most people will get pretty spectacular photographs in the Tiananmen Square with the Gate in the background.

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Klang, Malaysia

Tiananmen Gate is famous and popular place for tourists who can only stand there to take photograph. The square is big and many people, be careful of some outsider from other provinces, they may be rude and pick-pocket.

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Santa Clara, California, USA
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After breakfast in the hotel, we visited one of the great monuments of Beijing, China; Tiananmen Square. At 100 acres, it is the world's largest public square, flanked by an assortment of historical buildings, huge museums, and Communist monuments, including Mao's Mausoleum. One visitor has written, "An army could be massed, and all the kites in the world could fly." We roamed the Square, realizing how puny us humans were in the giant square. We walked through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, under the famed portrait of Chairman Mao, to enter the Forbidden City, the symbolic center of the Chinese universe and a lasting monument of dynastic China, from which 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled the Middle Kingdom for nearly 500 years (1420-1911).

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London, UK

Chairman Mao greets you. Very impressive, but somehow they don't quite manage to convince you to buy a ticket. The Forbidden City is just too tempting.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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One very iconic sight in Beijing. This is the gate between Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Come take a look and, of course, get your picture with Mao.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The gate that separates the Forbidden City from Tiananmen Square. Here is were you will find the large portrait of Mao overseeing the square. You can go up the gate to get a better view of the square. It's not that worth it, but if someone else is paying, the view can be great on those rare, rare clear days.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

To your back is Tiananmen Square. To your left is Bei Hai, and in front of you is a big picture of Mao. This is as surreal as it gets when you consider that these areas is where the massacre of '89 happened. Go back even further and this is where the big speeches were made.

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State College, Pennsylvania

I saw this above and between many heads. It was a national holiday and we were in lines that literally moved inches at a time. Regardless, this is a powerful sight carrying with it the history of this amazing country.

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San Francisco, California, USA

One of Beijing's many famous monuments, Tiananmen or Romantically known as Gate of Heavenly Peace has seen so much history unfolding in front of it. Really, if these gates could talk, the stories must be ones of triumph, sadness, change, and no doubt, hope.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Tiannanmen Gate is the main front entrance to the Forbidden City. It is located directly across from Tiannanmen Square. By the gate, you will see a massive portrait of Mao Ze Dong. You can't miss it and by seeing his portrait and Communist emblem, you can't miss the presence of the Communist Party in China.

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A good place to wander around and buy tea. And then go eat Beijing Duck at Quanjude.

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Local from Beijing, China

one of the must-sees in Beijing

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Mountain View, California

Ah, the south gate of Forbidden City.

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没有国人吗?

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