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Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Plaza
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West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Approximately the size of 90 football fields, Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world. The square is surrounded by a cluster of massive buildings including Tiananmen Gate , The ... Read more
Forbidden City , the Great Hall of the People, The Monument of the People's Heroes and the Mao Ze Dong Mausoleum. Due to its political and historical significance, thousands of local tourists flock to Tiananmen square every year. The square was renovated in 1999 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

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Yorba Linda, California, USA

This place is huge.
And the sea of humanity that comes to visit is mind boggling.
Security is very tight here. Make sure you bring your passport & visa if you’re coming on your own.
Since we were in a tourist group, we got to bypass the long check point line.

Still worth going to.

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Lanark, UK

This giant square has so much historic significance you'd be remiss not to visit it. This is where you come to get a coach to the great wall.
The sheer mass of people crossing the square was insane!

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London, UK

It was an amazing experience wandering around this massive square observing people doing their stuff.

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Sofia, Bulgaria

A Square with a tragic history. Definitely worth the visit. What is really interesting is that if you ask young Chinese people what happened there they won’t be able to tell you the story or will simply say it is not true. In terms of location it is in the center of Beijing and a lot of other landmarks are pretty close to it – Mao’s Mausoleum, The Forbidden city, The National Museum etc.

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Los Altos, California, USA

Big area with lots of tourists around. There are lines everywhere. People are checked to make sure there is no protest going around.

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Bellevue, Washington, USA

The center of the universe when it comes to China. You can't go to Beijing and not stroll by at the very least

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Foster City, California, USA

A must see square in center of Beijing, most famous for its protests back in 1989.

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Klang, Malaysia

Tiananmen Square is must visit spot as this is China Government Conference Place, here you can visit Late Mao's and feel the great and grand earth of this place.You can only stand in front of the gate to take photograph.

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San Diego, California

Of course this is worth a stop if you are in Beijing because of its historical significance, It is impressive in its size and it is interesting to see what people are doing there.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

As the largest public square in the world, it's no wonder that Tiananmen Square invokes an immediate sense of awe. It's vastness is hard to comprehend. Surrounded by some of the most famed buildings in China - Mao's Mauseoleum, the Great Hall of People - and occupied by thousands of visitors at a time, the square is seriously impressive. Stroll through at night to see it with only a few (hundred) people.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

You won't miss this piece of land as it is usually flocked by tourists. Come here in the day and come back at night as it is a very different feeling roaming the grounds after sun down. At the center of the square is Chairman Mao's Mausoleum where you can catch a quick glimpse of his mummified body - but no photos are allowed.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

While this square is very important historically, there is not a whole lot to see here - its a giant, cement plaza, surrounded by historical and government buildings. But from here you are across from the entrance to the Forbidden City, you can go to Mao's tomb, and you can do some good people watching.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Massive Square (largest in the world) in the heart of Beijing next to the Forbidden City.

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Tiananmen Square is a central focal point for Beijing. The massive area is slapped right in the heart of the city and is a good starting place for anyone who wants to spend the day wondering around many of the attractions in the area. The most famous icon of Tiananmen Square is actually the entrance to the Forbidden City just across the street.

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Anaheim, California

Incredible place to visit. Absolutely visit Mao's tomb I'd you have the chance, it is a surreal experience. You feel the history of this place when you are there.

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Pittsford (town), New York

Being here seemed almost unreal. As expected, Tiananmen Square is huge. Tourists, locals, police officers and military personnel gather here. We visited during the day and drove by the area at night. Try to do this, to get the full impact. We were here with a local guide who provided a lot of information. Things to see include Tiananmen Tower, National Museum of China, Monument to People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People and Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao. Early risers can arrive before sunrise (in order to find a good viewing point) to watch the daily flag raising ceremony, complete with military band.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The best. There are no words for this place. It's just incredible, vast, and FULL of that good o' political tension we all desire. Oh, it's free.

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Local from Beijing, China

I am working in Beijing!ive got lot of friends who traveled here so I will show them around like a tourist!that picture too while nightfall

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Brisbane, Australia

It is famous, but not particularly interesting. Nevertheless, because it is right in front of the Forbidden City, which is a must see it makes sense to go ahead an walk around this famous square

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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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