Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Beijing, China

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
天安门广场

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Forming the exact heart and center of the city, Tiananmen Square (天安门广场) is usually a first port of call on any Beijing tourist’s itinerary.  Like the Forbidden City (紫禁城), the words Tiananmen Square are almost synonymous with Beijing.  It is worth a visit not just for its historical significance, but also for the sheer prominence of its size.  Said to be the largest public square in the world, this spotlessly clean, massive area of paved concrete can accommodate up to a million people.  It was here that Chairman Mao (毛主席) proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.   
 
 
 
You’ll probably find yourself visiting, or at least passing by, Tiananmen more than once due to its central location and close proximity to other tourist stops, namely the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of History and Revolution, the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall (毛泽东纪念堂), and Tiananmen Gate(天安门), the main entrance to the Forbidden City.  Above Tiananmen Gate hangs a huge portrait of Chairman Mao, supposedly the only public place in which Mao’s portrait is still displayed.  
 
Bar the incessant hawkers, Tiananmen Square is the perfect spot to people watch and soak up the Beijing atmosphere; it is also great if you’re a keen kite watcher.  Try and catch a glimpse of Tiananmen in the evening as it is beautifully lit at night.  

 
 
 
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You can't say you've been to Beijing if you've never been here:)
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New screen was place there, and the lawn was added.
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It is a good place to go ,especially at night ,light decorate all the building ,it is more beautiful .
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Tiananmen Square is the biggest square in the world, especially the flag-raising ceremony in early morning is a must-do for every Chinese.
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please keep away the" tea girls"  here.
Parade pictires
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Here are some parade pictures
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Great parade today.
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I watched today`s parade on TV, it was fabulous, China is developing so fast and go better and better. And the firework party just finished was great too, especial the "pigeon" flew from East Chang`an Street to Tiananmen square, impressive. Best wishes to China. We are having a great time in China. Matt
Happy birthday China, we love you.
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Happy birthday China, we love you.
Big parade on October 1st.
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I am soooo excited that i can came to Beijing China for two weeks and to celebrate Chinese 60 years anniversary, and all news said it will have a big parade on October 1st, i am so lucky i can be there and watch it, it will be super great. I love Beijing, I love China.
The hottest place in Beijing!
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Tiananmen Square is a hottest place in Beijing, every Chinese people know this place, and once travelers come to Beijing, Tiananmen Square is a must - to - go place. And every time when China have important activities Tiananmen Square will always be the first spot to hold it. I think it all because Tiananmen is a very important symptom place of China. So i am have a plan to go there in July, if anyone of you guys interested, join me !

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