of Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square is the largest downtown square in the world. It covers an area of 44 hectares, big
enough to hold one million people. From the red wall of the Tian'anmen
Rostrum in the north to the south gate, it measures some 880 meters,
and from the Museum of Chinese Revolution and Chinese History in the
east to the Great Hall of the People in the west, it is about 500 meters.
Tian'anmen square is named after its magnificent Tiananmen Rostrum
(Gate of Heavenly Peace), which was the first gate of the Imperial City.
Beijing Tour Routes covers Tiananmen Square:
Now Tiananmen Square is one of the most famous and popular places in China. It is the place for celebrations on such festive
days as International Labor Day on May 1 and National Day on October 1. Tian'anmen Square had completed its renovation to welcome
the 50th anniversary of China in 1999.
Photo of Tiananmen Square