The world’s largest square, Tiananmen Square, is located on the south side of Chang’an Street, the traditional central axis of Beijing. The center of the square is a monument to the People’s Heroes. It passes south to the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and goes to Zhengyang Gate, that is the front door. On the west side is the Great Hall of the People, on the east side is the National Museum, opposite the square, on the north side of Chang’an Street, it is the Tiananmen Gate, and below the Tiananmen Gate it is the sparkling Jinshui River. Every morning and evening, Tiananmen Square will hold a solemn and serious flag-raising ceremony. For those who are new to Beijing, watching a flag-raising ceremony is an indispensable thing.
Official telephone number of the Tiananmen Square: 010-63095745
Time reference for visiting: more than 3 hours
How to go to the Tiananmen Square:
- Taking Bus:
Arrive at Tiananmen Square East: take the No.2, 5, 22, 120, 126, 203 Night Shuttle, 210 Night Shuttle, Special 1, Special 2 bus.
Arrive at Tiananmen Square West: take the No.2, 5, 120, 126, 210 Night Shuttle, Special 1, Special 2 bus.
- Taking Subway:
Get off at Tiananmen East and Tiananmen West Station by taking the Subway Line 1.
Climbing the Tiananmen Tower costs 15 yuan / person, students and old people over 70 years old need 5 yuan / person.
05:00-22:00 (Tiananmen Square) (from Monday – Sunday during January 1st – December 31st)
08:30-16:30 (Tiananmen Tower); stop ticketing time: 16:00 (from Monday – Sunday during November 1st – February 28th of the following year)
08:30-17:00 (Tiananmen Tower); stop ticketing time: 16:30 (from Monday – Sunday during March 1 – October 31)
Tiananmen Square, which has survived more than 500 years of vicissitudes, is the largest city square in the world today. Tiananmen Square is the gate of the imperial city of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. On October 1, 1949, the People’s Republic of China held the founding ceremony here, which became a symbol of modern China and was designed into the national emblem.