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Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City
"After picking you up from your hotel in Beijing meet your private guide and head to the Tian'anmen Square home to the National Museum of China. If there is anything you particularly want to see feel free to let your guide know. The best thing about having a private guide is that the tour can be tailored to the things that interest you the most.Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City a 250-acre complex of courtyards palaces pavilions and gardens
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Beijing One Day Coach Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall Plus Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square Including Lunch
"Your English-speaking guide and air-conditioned coach will come to pick you up at your Beijing downtown hotel between 7:00am and 8:00am and drive to Tiananmen Square for sightseeing. Only at here you can strongly feel you are at the political center of nowadays china. Tiananmen Square is the biggest city square in the world. Then proceed to visit the Forbidden City which is the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group and is former power center of Qing and Ming dynasty. Walk along the central axis of palaces from south to north for about 2 hours to appreciate this “Architecture Museum” After visiti you will have some time to have a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous Chinese handcraft and a blend of excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures. After lunch you will be driven to visit the Great Wall which is a divide line between Agriculture Civilization and Nomads Civilization. We will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall which is one of the most famous and beautiful sections of China's Great Wall. It is sur you will pass by and have a distant view of both the “Bird's Nest"" and “Water Cube” (Beijing Olympic Stadium). After that you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional tea ceremony  where you also experience Chinese Calligraphy for free. ""
From $45.00
 
Beijing Private Sightseeing Tour with Acrobatic Show
"Your guide will meet you in your hotel's lobby in Beijing at 8:30am.Exploring one of the world’s largest public areas—Tiananmen Square home to the National Museum of China the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the People's Heroes. Passing through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City a 250-acre complex of courtyards palaces pavilions and gardens which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years. The Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is located in the middle of Beijing
From $81.00

Tiananmen Square Tips (160)

Wear a RED SHIRT when in Tiananmen Square!

I still remember the images of years ago when demonstrators and tanks were in confrontation at the Tiananmen Square (1989)…I did not think then that I would visit the same Square years later, wearing...
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jumpingnorman
Jan 31, 2009

the largest square in the world

Tiananmen Square is part of China's and Beijing's past and present. It has been a silent witness to protests, a massacre and the birth of today's People's Republic of China and in present day, it's...
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marielexoteria
Dec 01, 2009

Tian'an men Square

Tian'an men Square is located at the heart of the city of Beijing. It is a vast open area that is surrounded by Communist style buildings. Tian'an men is where Mao proclaimed the founding of the...
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Mairo21
Oct 25, 2005

Very Crowded

Oh yes, the Tiananmen Square was very crowded.It looks as this big Square is not only a highlight for us, Westerner tourists.This Tiananmen Square was very full with . . . Chinese tourists. Herds of...
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filipdebont
Dec 28, 2004

Crowds of humanity keep history down to earth

Now I go back to placing my tips in chronological order.Tiananmen Square was our first stop on the first day of our 4 days of organised tours. So I wasn't here by a matter of choice (apart of course...
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aussiedoug
Aug 24, 2004

Tiananmen Square

During cultural revolution Mao Zedong observed in Tiananmen Square parades in which even one million people took part. In 1976 the Chinese paid him here their last homage. But the Leader hasn't left...
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magor65
Jul 15, 2004

Tiananmen Square

According to history, this very large square was created after the Boxer Rebellion.Today it is a major landmark of Beijing. It is named after Tiananmen "Heavenly Peace Gate" which is the main south...
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SLLiew
Nov 07, 2006

Teananmen Square (History)

38 meter Monument to national heroes - square monument with sayings Mao and Jou, decorated by reliefs on themes of the Chinese revolution is established in the center of the square. The Mausoleum of...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Oct 09, 2006

Take a walk around the square

A must see if visiting Beijing.At the north end of the Square is Tiananmen Tower. Initially built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty, the Square was the front door of the Forbidden City. At the south...
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schwein
Feb 11, 2008

Tiananmen Square

After I had walked around the Mao Zedong Mausoleum, I finally arrived at the Tiananmen Square.Wow, so big, this is certainly the biggest square I have ever seen.Of course every one knows the terrible...
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filipdebont
Dec 28, 2004

Teananmen Square

Long years ago emperors disclosed decrees from the Gate of Forbidden city, and in 1949 Chairman Mao proclaimed the declaration on education of the Peoples Republic of China from the Gate. That is why...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Oct 09, 2006

Tiananmen Square

This was one of our first ports of call in Beijing, and, it was a bit of a let down actually. I mean, to me it was just a HUGE open space with a few buildings, all of which were closed on the day we...
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lindyz
Oct 01, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Tiananmen Square

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Great Hall of the People - Renmin Dahuitang

The Soviet style (and designed) Great Hall of the People lies to the west of Tiananmen Square. Given the sheer size the square the buildings in and around it look much smaller than they actually are....
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Monument of the People's Heroes

Located in the center of Tiananmen Square, this monument was built between 1949 and 1952, being completed on April 22, 1952. The monument is north of the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao. Four hundred...
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Working People's Cultural Palace

This unique shaped cypress can be seen in Workers Cultural Palace. There are many old trees in the park but this one has the special deer-shaped look. The Signboard was written as: " This cypress...
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Tiananmen Gate - Gate of Heavenly Peace

In your excitement about being in the world’s largest public square and making your way through Tiananmen (the gate) to enter the Forbidden City, you could be forgiven for missing these white marble...
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National Museum of China

We had a day to fill in Beijing and as the weather was very cold and smoggy, not at all good for outdoor sightseeing, the National Museum of China seemed a good choice. It was a bit difficult to find...
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Donghuamen Night Market

I love street vendors. I did not know about this area until I took a taxi to my hotel one night and drove past this line of vendors. To focus on the exotic or should I say the nightmarish, these...
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