Tiananmen Square Beijing

Tian'anmen - the Gate of Heavenly Peace How to get there:high recommended use English service http://www.beijingcardriver.com
                                                                                         TIANANMEN SQUARE BEIJING


The Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world (440,000 m² - 880 m by 500 m) . It has been the site of many events, among which a gathering of pro-democracy protesters in 1989. The protest ended when hundreds of these protesters were killed by government troops in the streets leading from the square.


Tian'anmen Square is the large plaza near the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history.        armed guard running via with flag of Chinese               


                                                                     Tian'anmen - the Gate of Heavenly Peace

West of the Square is the Great Hall of the People. This building, erected in 1959, is the site of the China National People's Congress meetings and provides an impressive site for other political and diplomatic activities.Twelve marble posts are infront of the Hall which has three parts--the Central Hall, the Great Auditorium and a Banqueting Hall.The floor of the Central Hall is paved with marble and crystal lamps hang from the ceiling. The Great Auditorium behind the Central Hall seats 10,000. The Banqueting Hall is a huge hall with 5,000 seats.


              the Great Hall of the People

   Tiananmen square     

     Mao Zedong Memorial Hall is at the south side of the Square. This Hall is divided into three halls and our dear Chairman Mao's body lies in a crystal coffin in one of the halls surrounded by fresh bouquets of various famous flowers and grasses.


               The chairman MAO memorial hall


             The monument to the people's heroes                                                                                                                  


Travel tips:

Address: On the Chang'an Avenue, west of Wangfujing;

Ticket: Free for square visiting; 15 yuan for tower ascending;

Opening hours: Whole day

How to get there:high recommended use English  service http://www.beijingcardriver.com

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Kathleen Murphy
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Posted on Jun 9, 2010