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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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I visited Tiananmen Square as part of a TripADeal tour. Very impressive area with lots of statues and guards etc. We had about 20 minutes to walk around before entering the Forbidden City which is located in the same area.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Charmaine S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite the vastness of the space, the enormous crowds can be daunting as they move through towards Mao's mausoleum and the Imperial City. Get a guide.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I always wanted to visit the Tiananmen Square because of the 1989 incident involved with it . Since I was staying a stone throws distance away - we planned a early morning visit but to our surprise it was jam packed with people at 7AM...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank bawa35
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was an amazing tour! Despite the rain John made the tour real fun. He is very good and spoke English real well. We appreciate his time with us. I traveled with my 80 year old mom and he made it easy for her! Thank...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LerIrel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tremendous spot, quite vast place of worship for the great leader Mao, China are getting ready for the national day in Oct 1, 70 years, so plenty of practice going on though the nights, very busy at the weekends with somany Chinese devotees

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess I was expecting more. After knowing the history of this famous square, it seems like it has been modified for tourists. Very long lineups but since we were in a group, we were able to get in quickly. Cannot go into any of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank rona2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to the 70th year celebrations, access to Tiananmen Square is restricted this weekend. Even the Metro Line 2 which I normally take to go there, is closed for the weekend. People from other cities were told not to visit Tiananmen this weekend. Disappointing, as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
22  Thank InnaYYZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maximum security. To enter, passports and visas are scanned, bags are x-rayed, everyone is frisked. There are soldiers, armed police and cameras watching everywhere. But there isn't actually much to see here. A large part of the square is taken up by traffic. Other parts...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kavajo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considered the largest public square in the world. As it is next to the Forbidden City, you have to walk Tian’anmen to get to the city. It’s kind of anticlimactic, as there are no mentions or memorials to the students who died there. See it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Martysfo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has alot of history so is worth a look but there isn't much info about this history due to it being such a sensitive topic here. The area is large and can get really crowded start here and work your way to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Sahar R
9 June 2019|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sahar. Sorry to be so slow getting back to you. I've been away. Our hotel was near enough that we walked, but I have just found instructions on travel china guide . com I hope it helps :-) Bob Bob
30 April 2019|
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Response from buddhika w | Reviewed this property |
we were told that the squre will be closed on every monday. may be the same will be close due to may 1 as the world labour day.
6 December 2018|
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Response from Reklaw252 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea but, quite frankly, it doesn’t matter. It was closed when we were there and we just walked along the perimeter and were able to see it very well. A cautionary note: we were there on a normal weekday and the... More