Tiananmen Square

Type: Historic Sites, Public Spaces

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Best Attractions & Activities: Every day, thousands of visitors descend on the Tian'anmen Square from all parts of China to feel the country's beating heart. And of course to snap a selfie. The largest plaza in the world, the...  Read More
Tours and Excursions: The largest plaza in the world is situated in the heart of Beijing. To the north lies the Gate of Heavenly Peace and the Forbidden City, and in the south of the square, the haunting mausoleum of Mao...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Mao's mausoleum: Tue-Sun 8am-Midnight
  • Event Dates and Times Vary:

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Get up early and head to Tian'anmen Square to see the flag-raising ceremony which takes place upon sunrise every day."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The 440,000-square-meter complex was the gateway to the Forbidden City in imperial China and the political heart in today's Middle Kingdom.

  • Tours and Excursions: "If you want to see the mausoleum, leave your bags at home. No bags allowed and the storage area is located outside the square."

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