Tiananmen Square

The massive 109-acre Tian’anmen Square comes alive each morning beginning with a short, highly choreographed ceremonial flag raising at dawn. As the national anthem plays, a People’s Liberation Army honor guard raises the national flag over the public square, heralding a new day. 

Tiananmen Square is a place that most, if not all, of us have heard about for the wrong reasons. Located in the middle of the city it is an absolute must see when you’re in Beijing, I was blown away by how big it is - it covers 45,000 square meters, so it’s no surprise that it wins the award for largest square in the world. Here you can see the People’s Hereoes Monument (Center Square), The Great Hall (West Square), China National Museum (East Square) and Chairman Memorial Hall (South Square. It’s free to visit too!

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