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Tian'anmen Square and its Surroundings

Kite in the Tian'anmen SquareAt the very heart of Beijing, sits Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. This vast space, measuring 40 hectares, has a historical significance to rival its size.

Enlarged in the 1960s, Tian'anmen Square now measures 880 meters from north to south, 500 meters from east to west and can accommodate up to one million people. Classical Beijing planning however, didn't permit public squares. They were seen largely as dangerous places where crowds could gather and diverted attention and focus away from the Emperor. Tian'anmen Square is therefore, one of Beijing's most modern sites and largely Mao's concoction.

The May 4th demonstrations in 1919 against the Treaty of Versailles took place here. So too did anti-Japanese protests in 1935. Mao inspected his troops here during the Cultural revolution and in 1976, one million people gathered in the square to pay tribute to the Chairman. Today, visitors remember the square mostly for the images of the 1989 student demonstrations in this concrete mass which were relayed throughout the world.

Tian'anmen Square and its SurroundingsThe incredible size of the square, the gray colour of the surrounding buildings, the historical memories and the various monuments dotted about, leave some Western visitors unmoved by Tian'anmen. But the sheer wealth of historical sites and the political importance of the area make it a must-see for travelers to Beijing.

This is not only the physical centre of China, but also the centre of power and politics. For Chinese visitors, the site is of utmost importance. Today, it's filled with tourists visiting Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, or paying their respects at the monument to the heroes of the Revolution.

In the evenings, after the ceremonial lowering of the flag, courting couples and families parade the heart of the city. The easiest approach to the square is from the south, where there's a bus terminus and a subway stop. The Chinese flag is raised at sunrise and lowered at sunset when PLA soldiers march up and down, drilled to perform at 108 paces per minute!

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Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace Small Group TourCool --- from US$35
Classic City Bus Tour, visit Beijing's highlight attractions to touch the face of the metropolitan city on this one-day tour. Departure: daily.

Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square Small Group Tour --- from US$29
Not have much leisure time, but eager to catch the highlights of Beijing, join this, enjoy the three most popular scenic spots in a one-day bus tour. Departure: daily.

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Beihai Park 1 Day Private Tour --- from US$49
One day private tour covers the trip to 3 of the major sites in Beijing. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Beihai Park.

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park & Beihai Park Private Day Tour --- from US$53
Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jinshan Park and Beihai Park, enjoy this one day private tour package.

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Summer Palace Private Day Tour --- from US$54
Highlight one day private tour covers the trip to 3 of the 6 major sites in Beijing. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

Half Day Forbidden City Private Tour (No Shopping Stop) --- from US$55
This half day private tour covers the trip to Forbidden City, enjoy your own car or van with your own tour guide and driver, also special No Shopping Stop.

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven Private Day Tour --- from US$56
This 1 day private highlight city tour covers the trip to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, enjoy your own car or van with your own tour guide and driver.

Badaling Great Wall, Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City Private Day Tour --- from US$57
This 1 day private tour covers the trip to the most popular sites of Badaling Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Fobidden City, enjoy your own car or van with your own tour guide and driver.

Mutianyu Great Wall , Tiananmen Sauare & Forbidden City 1 Day Private Tour --- from US$58
This 1 day private tour covers the trip to Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing Tiananmen Sauare and Beijing Forbidden City.

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Beijing Old Hutong 1 Day Private Tour --- from US$58
This 1 day private tour covers the trip to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Beijing Old Hutong Tour.

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & the Summer Palace Private Day TourCool --- from US$60
Classic one day private tour package covers the trip to the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace, enjoy your own car or van with your own tour guide and driver.

2-Day Beijing Group Tour Package A --- from US$70
1 day Badaling Great Wall & Ming tombs group tour.
1 day Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace group tour.
Enjoy 2 Chinese lunches on the tour.
Enjoy comfortable air-conditioned coach.
Daily Departure Small Group Tours.
Enjoy Airport Private Transfer Service

2-Day Beijing Group Tour Package B --- from US$74
1 day Mutianyu Great Wall and Underground Palace (Dingling)small group tour.
1 day Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace group tour.
Enjoy 2 Chinese lunches on the tour.
Enjoy comfortable air-conditioned coach.
Daily Departure Small Group Tours.
Enjoy Airport Private Transfer Service

Beijing Special 2-Day Private Tour Package B --- from US$80
The 2-day private tour package covers the trip to the attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Old Beijing Hutong, Beihai Park, Shichahai and Temple of Heaven.

Beijing Popular 2-Day Private Tour Package --- from US$101
The 2-day private tour package covers the trip to the attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City (including the Hall of Clocks and Watches and the Treasure Hall). and Temple of Heaven.

Beijing Special 2-Day Private Tour Package A --- from US$106
The 2-day private tour package covers the trip to the attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven.

Beijing Highlight 2-Day Private Tour Package --- from US$107
The 2-day private tour package covers the trip to the attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Dingling), Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace.

3-Day Special Beijing Private Tour Package --- from US$132
3-day private tour package covers airport transfer and the trip to the attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.

4-Day Beijing Private Tour Package --- from US$138
4-day private tour package covers airport transfer & the trip to the attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall, Hutong Tour, Beijing Quanjude Roast Duck & Chinese Acrobatics Show (Kung Fu Show or Peking Opera).

Beijing Popular 4-Day Private Tour Package --- from US$148
4-day private tour package covers airport transfer & the trip to the attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Mutianyu Great Wall and Hutong Tour.

3-Day Classic Beijing Private Tour Package --- from US$149
3-day private tour package covers airport transfer & the trip to the attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Dingling), Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong Tour and Beijing Zoo Panda.

Beijing Classic 4-Day Private Tour Package --- from US$149
4-day private tour package covers airport transfer & the trip to the attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall, Hutong Tour, Ming Tombs (Dingling) and Summer Palace.

Simatai Great Wall and Beijing City 4-Day Private Tour Package --- from US$152
4-day private tour package covers airport transfer & the trip to the attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City (including the Hall of Clocks and Watches and the Treasure Hall), Temple of Heaven, Simatai Great Wall, Summer Palace, Laoshe Tea House.

Special 4-Day Private Tour Package --- from US$157
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Changling), Temple of Heaven and Old Beijing Hutong Tour.

3-Day Beijing Private Tour Package --- from US$157
3-day private tour package covers the trip to the attractions: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Hutong, Lama Temple and Beijing Zoo Panda.

4-Day Beijing King Parkview Hotel Small Group Tour Package --- from US$159
Pick up from airport to hotel, join 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour & Including 3-night Beijing King Parkview Hotel(3 star, located in Wangfujing) accommodation & Pick up from hotel to the airport.

5-Day Beijing Private Tour Package --- from US$165
5-day private tour package covers airport transfer & the trip to the attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall, Ming tombs, Summer Palace & Beijing Hutong by rickshaw, Lama Temple and Beijing Zoo Panda.

4-Day Beijing Dongfang Hotel Small Group Tour Package --- from US$170
Pick up from airport to hotel, join 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour & Including 3-night Beijing Dongfang Hotel (4 star, including breakfast) accommodation, then pick up from hotel to the airport.

4 Day Beijing LuSongYuan Hotel Tour Package --- from US$181
Stay in the most distinctive courtyard, Beijng LuSongYuan Hotel. Pick up from airport to hotel, join 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour & Including 3-night hotel accommodation, then pick up from hotel to the airport.

5-Day Special Beijing Private Tour Package --- from US$184
5-day private tour package covers airport transfer & the trip to the attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Shichahai Hutong, Opium Street, Drum Tower, Old Beijing Hutong, Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, Capital Museum & Temple of Heaven.

4-Day Jinqiao International Garden Apartment Beijing Coach Tour Package --- from US$199
Pick up from airport to hotel, join 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour & Including 3-night Jinqiao International Garden Apartment accommodation including breakfast & Pick up from hotel to the airport.

4 Day Jianguo Garden Hotel Tour Package --- from US$213
Pick up from airport to hotel, join 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour & Including 3-night Jianguo Garden Hotel (5 star, including breakfast) accommodation & Pick up from hotel to the airport.

Popular 6-Day Private Tour Package --- from US$217
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Peking Roast Duck, Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Changling), Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, Jingshan Park, Old Beijing Hutong Tour, Beijing Panda House, Lama Temple, Chinese Acrobatics Show (Kung Fu Show or Peking Opera).

4-Day Beijing Sunworld Hotel Coach Tour Package --- from US$220
Pick up from airport to hotel, join 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour & Including 3-night Beijing Sunworld Hotel (4 star, including breakfast) accommodation, then pick up from hotel to the airport.

Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Home Port 4-Day Group Tour Package including Lusongyuan Hotel Accommodation --- from US$239
Pick up from Beijing airport, stay in the most distinctive courtyard, Beijng LuSongYuan Hotel ("the most distinctive courtyard" in Beijing, located near Nanluoguxiang) 3 nights and 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour, then transfer to Tianjin International Cruise Home Port (now replacing the former Xingang Port) in Tianjin.

Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Home Port 4-Day Group Tour Package including Jinqiao International Garden Apartment Accommodation --- from US$257
Pick up from Beijing airport, stay in Jinqiao International Garden Apartment (4 star hotel service apartment, near Jianguomen/Beijing Railway Station area) 3 nights and 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour, then transfer to Tianjin International Cruise Home Port (now replacing the former Xingang Port) in Tianjin.

Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Home Port 4-Day Group Tour Package including Wangfujing Grand Hotel Accommodation --- from US$260
Pick up from Beijing airport, stay in Beijing Wangfujing Grand Hotel (5 star deluxe hotel located in Wangfujing Area) 3 nights and 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour, then transfer to Tianjin International Cruise Home Port ( now replacing the former Xingang Port) in Tianjin.

Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Home Port 4-Day Group Tour Package including Beijing Sunworld Hotel Accommodation --- from US$286
Pick up from Beijing airport, stay in Beijing Sunworld Hotel (4 star deluxe hotel located in Wangfujing Area) 3 nights and 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour, then transfer to Tianjin International Cruise Home Port ( now replacing the former Xingang Port) in Tianjin.

4-Day Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Small Group Tour Package --- from US$310
Pick up from airport to hotel, join 2-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Forbidden City Coach Tour & Including 3-night Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 star, including breakfast) accommodation, then pick up from hotel to the airport.

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