Tiananmen Square

After breakfast today we headed out to Tiananmen Square. The square was made famous worldwide during the pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989. It is one of the largest public squares in the world with the Tiananmen Gate to the North, Chaiman Mao’s Mausoleum to the south, the Peoples Great Hall (China legislative building) to the west, and the national Museum of China to the east. The Tiananmen Gate separates the square from the Forbidden City and has Mao’s image on the front.

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