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Tiananmen Square

Beijing | History - Architecture
Free Admission
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Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world. It occupies an area of 440,000sqm (about 109 acres), and is able to accommodate an amazing ten million people at one time. World famous for the events of 1989, visitors should realise that Tiananmen Square has long been associated with protests in China as it symbolises the heart of the nation.

The centrally located 38-metre high Monument to the People's Heroes was erected in 1958; its body is made of granite and is surrounded by white balusters. Tiananmen Tower in the south was built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty. During this dynasty and the following Qing Dynasty this was where nationwide proclamations were issued.

To the east of the Square is the National Museum of China which is a great treasure trove. It is a comprehensive museum with an emphasis on Chinese art and history. The National Museum of Chinese History has more than three million precious articles which provide a vivid portrayal of Chinese history. The square is especially atmospheric at both sunrise and sunset when flag raising/lowering ceremonies are held.


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  • Name: Tiananmen Square
  • Address: West Changan Street - 100006 - Beijing - Chine
  • Phone: (86) 10 6787 45798


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