Tiananmen Square

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Tiananmen Square (Simplified: 天安门广场; Traditional: 天安門廣場; Meaning: "Gate of Heavenly Peace") is a large plaza in Beijing, found to the south of the Forbidden City. It was built during the Ming Dynasty, at the same time as the Forbidden City.

Tiananmen (T'ien-an Men, or Gate of Heavenly Peace) Square marks the southern exit from the Forbidden City. Here is where democracy demonstrators were shot down in 1989

Sites Near the Square

  • Great Hall of the People
  • Forbidden City
  • Mausoleum of Mao Zedong
  • Monument to the People's Heroes
  • National Museum of China

Historical Events

Tiananmen Square was the site of many significant events in China's history.

May Fourth Movement

See the article May Fourth Movement

1989 Protests

See the article Tiananmen Square massacre.