Tiananmen Square

Type: Historic Sites, Public Spaces

Map / Directions 10Best Says

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


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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