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Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China

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Distance from city center: 9.2mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 25th of November, 2009
Tiananmen Square is the larges public square in the world. Its name means Gate of Heavenly Peace and is one of the symbols of Beijing.

You surely remember the confrontations between demonstrators and soldiers in 1989. You may have also seen the famous photo with the Chinese student standing in front of a tank trying to stop it. This is the heritage of the Tienanmen Square, it is a great memento of those who stood up against the communist repression.

Mao's picture hangs on the Gate of the square and communist style buildings surround the place, like Mao's Mausoleum, the Chinese National Museum and others.

If you want to know more about the Communism, this is one of the places for pilgrimage.

Tiananmen Square

The Square is free, but you have to pay to go through the Gate.

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