China Beijing Attractions
— World's Largest City Square
Tiananmen Square is located in the heart of
Beijing. Covering 98 acres, it is the largest public square in
the world — big
enough to hold up to one million people. Needless to say, it's
Gate of Heavenly
also referred to as Tian'anmen Gate, is located on the
north side of the square. It was here on October 1, 1949 that Chairman
proclaimed the founding of the new China. You can't miss his gigantic
portrait on top of the gate — underneath it is the
Museum of Chinese History and
of the Revolution — both buildings are located on the
east side of Tian'anmen Square.
Great Hall of the People
China's National Hall of Congress is housed here, on the
west side of the square.
The Monument of the People's
Heroes commemorates many of the uprisings that
took place in China's history. It dominates the center of Tian'anmen
Chairman Mao's Mausoleum
Located at the south end of the square,
Mao Memorial Hall is where the body of Chairman Mao Tse Tung
lies in state.
Tiananmen Square "Combo" Tours
including Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and
the Summer Palace
departing from Beijing
- Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including Forbidden
City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven
- Beijing Essential Full Day Tour including
Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
- Beijng Historical Tour including Forbidden
City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven
October 1949 — the
inauguration ceremony of the People's Republic of China.
September 1976 — one
million people gathered here to pay tribute to Chairman
Mao upon his death.
June 4, 1989 — a
dark day in China's history as the world watched events unfold
on television. During a massive demonstration for democratic reform,
the government sent in troops and tanks to remove thousands of
July 1, 1997 — National
celebration for the return of Hong Kong from the British to Chinese
October 1, 1999 — 50th
Anniversary of the birth of the People's Republic of China.
October 1-7th — National
Day China celebrates
a 7-day-long holiday. The square is filled with flowers as thousands
of people come here from all over China and
around the world.
Tiananmen Square Hours
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