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Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men)

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Address: North of Tian'anmen square, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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One of the World's best known views, not to be missed

Simply go there even if you only have a few hours in Beijing. This is iconic in status and does not disappoint when you get there. Be prepared for modern levels of security... read more

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simply go there even if you only have a few hours in Beijing. This is iconic in status and does not disappoint when you get there. Be prepared for modern levels of security; guards are ok if you don't give them cause for concern.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Looming over the city's most famous square, Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men) stands as a globally known symbol of China. Originally built in the 1400s, the gate long served as one of the Forbidden City's entrances.

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Thank Milindkleve
Milano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gate of Heavenly Peace is one the main way to access to the Forbidden City. This is really impressive and when the night is coming, it is very suggestive especially for photographers with tripod (by the way allowed).

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Thank leonardo_1964
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unaware that you needed passports for the Forbidden City so just did the gate. Cost was 15 yuan and you can go up and get a great view over Tiananmen which gives you a great perspective for how vast the square really is.

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Thank MaisyB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiananmen Square is a big place. It was crowded the day that we were there, so you could begin to understand the energy that must inhabit the square when it is packed. Some beautiful buildings around the square itself to enjoy.

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Thank BGratrix
Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tian'anmen Square is the largest public square in the world. This particular building is inspiring. All the building were beautiful.

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Thank twopot
Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of the Forbidden City it can be appreciated more by having an audio guide to explain the history.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited during the day and then having been all around it we decided to go back for the evening viewing that we really enjoyed. When fully lit it looks wonderful. If you have time on a route from hotel to restaurant take a detour and see it.

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Tacoma, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like thousands of other tourists, we lined up to take the obligatory selfies of us visiting the Gate. This is the classic Beijing photograph and is on the emblem of the People's Republic of China. We found it quicker to get through security on the Tiananmen Square side of the street and then crossed over through the underground walkway before... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend several hours exploring this elaborate layout. There is a fantastic tea shop just to the rear, too.

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