Tiananmen Square is a large public square in the capital city of China, Beijing. The square was named Tiananmen after the gate to its north, it has been the location of some major Chinese events in the past. The square was the location for when Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. The square which is one of the largest in the world covering 109 acres holds the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People and the National Museum of China.
By subway, take the red line and get off at ‘Tian'anmen East’ which is situated right next to the square. The 1, 5, 52 and 99 buses travel past the square.
Opening Times and Admission
The square is a public square, it is free to access at any hour of any day during the year. Some events do take place on the square throughout the year, mainly cultural.