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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
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 440,000-square-meter complex was the gateway into China's last imperial palace The Forbidden City, through Gate of Heavenly Peace, which is situated on the northern side of the square. It's also where Mao Zedong announced the founding of People's Republic of China in 1949. The square is flanked with the most important buildings in Communist China, including the Great Hall of the People on the west, National Museum of China on the east, Mausoleum of Mao Zedong on the south and The Monument of People's Heroes in the middle. When you're tired of roaming around the square, find a spot to sit down and simply enjoy people-watching in the world's most populous country.
- Mao's mausoleum: Tue-Sun 8am-Midnight
- Event Dates and Times Vary
- 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.