Tiananmen Square

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Tiananmen Square, Beijing Overview

Tiananmen is a large public square in central China. It is another expansive and brilliant Chinese complex housing some very important monuments of Beijing.

The huge and open Square just south of the Forbidden City is always full of people. This immense space is home to some of Beijing's most important buildings. It has been renovated and mostly enlarged several times over the last few centuries. The square's monuments are many. The Monument of People's Heroes, made out of granite, is one of the largest monuments in China. The Tiananmen Tower in the north end was built far back in 1417. The tower also serves as the southern entry to the Forbidden City. The National Museum of China also sits in the Square, tracing the history and the development of China through it's display of various relics, models and other objects. The Great Hall of the People sits opposite the National Museum, is a stunning building which is used for various governmental and diplomatic purposes. Also, here is the æMausoleum of Mao Zedong, where China was first declared a republic back in 1949.

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