Tian'anmen Square sits in the heart of Beijing, East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng District. The square lies between two ancient, massive gates: the Tian'anmen to the north and the Zhengyangmen to the south. Along the east side of the square is the National Museum of China. Along the west side is the Great Hall of the People. The square is 880 meters long in the NS direction and 550 meters wide in the WE direction, covering an area of 440,000 square meters. As the largest city square in the world, it could hold one million people for a grand meeting.
The ground is carpeted with specially processed light-colored granite stones. The solemn Monument to the People's Heroes and Mausoleum of Mao Zedong stand in the middle of the square. On both sides of Tian'anmen Square, there are Working People's Cultural Palace and Zhongshan Park. These magnificent buildings and Tian'anmen are perfectly integrated into Tian'anmen Square.
In 1986, Tian'anmen Square was crowned as one of the newly-selected sixteen sights of Beijing, named "Tian'an Liri (good weather in Tian'anmen)". Whenever there is a festival or important event, Tian'anmen Square will be decorated with various flowers and Chinese flags, making it the most beautiful scenery in Beijing. The Tian'anmen Rostrum, Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the National Museum of China are much coveted and deserve your visits.
Address: East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng District
Traffic information: in the downtown and the transportation is convenient. Public transport means would be better.
Ideal for: in-depth sightseeing
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