Tian’anmen Square Beijing

Tian’anmen Square has had its moments in history, but in front of me today I see a massive public space, full of people enjoying themselves in what is the heart of Beijing.

Photo: Panorama of Tiananmen Square…Click for image for larger version…

It’s the largest outdoor square in the world and contains the Meridian Gate (southern entrance to the Forbidden City), Great Hall of the People on its western side, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall on its southern side, China National Museum to the east and in the center is the Monument of the Peoples Heroes.

Photo of the Meridan Gate, at the northern end of Tiananmen Square, which features the large portrait of former leader of the Peoples Republic of China – Mao Zedong
At the center of the square is the large Monument to the Peoples Heroes
At the southern end of the square is the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall

Tiananmen Square Location Map