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Beijing Tiananmen Square Travel

The largest typical red tourism spot of worldwide Tiananmen Square ,in the very heart of Beijing, is the largest city squares in the world, originally designed and built in Beijing in 1651 and enlarged in 1958. It is 880 metres from north to south and 500 metres from east to west, covering an area of 440 thousand square kilometres and can hold one million people for public celebration or gatherings.

It contains and is surrounded by halls, museums, and monuments, including the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, ect.

Tiananmen Square is the site of numerous parades and other celebrations, which great cultural significance because it was on the rostrum of Tiananmen Gate that Mao ZeDong declared the People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949. It is the national typical red tourism spot and rank top of the sixteen tourist spots in Beijing. Read more about Beijing Tiananmen Square and enjoy the most recommended and hand-picked Beijing tours including the landmark.

Tiananmen Square

Tourist sites in Tiananmen Squrare

  • Flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen SquareFor the timetable, consult http://www.tiananmen.org.cn/flag/index.asp
  • The Monument to the People's HeroesNote:1.No photos without permission
    2.by laying wreath, registered five days in advance to the Tiananmen Square District Management Committee
  • The Great Hall of the PeopleTicket: CNY30 / person
    Opening hour: 09:00-14:00 (December 1-March 31)
    08:15-15:00 (April 1-June 30)
    07:30-16:00 (July 1-August 31)
    08:30-15:00 (September 1-December 30)
    Note: 1.The East Gate is the only entrance for visitors.
    2. No bags are allowed inside the building, but a bag depository is located outside the East Gate of the Great Hall;
    3.Guides are available in the hall, but the tour is only in Chinese;
  • The Chairman Mao Memorial HallTicket: free
    Opening hour: 08:30-11:30
    08:30-11:30, 14:00-16:00 (Tuesday & Thursday)
  • The National Museum of China
  • Tiananmen TowerTicket: CNY15 / person
    Opening hour: 08:30-17:00

Address(English):the junction of Dongcheng District and XiCheng District
How to get there:

Subway (CNY2/person)

  1. Subway line 1, get off at Tiananmen East or Tiananmen West Station.
  2. Subway line 2, get off at Qianmen Station and walk north.

Bus (CNY1/person)

  1. Take bus no.1, 5, 10, 22, 37, 52, 205, 728 or 802 and get off at Tiananmen West.
  2. Take bus no.1, 2, 10, 20, 37, 52, 59, 82, 120, 126, 203, 205, 210, 728 or 802 and get off at Tiananmen East.
  3. Take bus no.2, 5, 8, 20, 22, 120, 126, 203, or 210 and get off at Tiananmen Square East.
  4. Take bus no.2, 5, 20, 120, 126 or 210 and get off at Tiananmen Square West.
Other information:

Official wetsite:http://www.tiananmen.org.cn/

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