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HILLMAN CHINA ADVENTURE 2017
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BEIJING
TIANANMEN SQUARE
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Tiananmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen ("Gate of Heavenly Peace") located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. 

The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. 

Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China in the square on October 1, 1949; the anniversary of this event is still observed there. Tiananmen Square is within the top ten largest city squares in the world (440,500 m2 880×500 m).  It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.

Outside China, the square is best known for the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, an armed suppression of a pro-democracy movement in June 1989 by the Chinese government.

MORE TIANANMEN SQUARE PHOTOS FROM OUR PREVIOUS VISIT
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Tiananmen Square I
Tiananmen Square II

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BEIJING NAVIGATION CHART

CONTENTS
Beijing Navigation
1. GETTING THERE
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 1a ~ alt
2. TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 1a ~ alt
3. TIENENMEN SQUARE
Pt. One
4. FORBIDDEN CITY
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2 ~ alt
5. TO THE WALL
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2 ~ alt
6. THE GREAT WALL
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2
7. NIGHT WALK
Pt. One
8. ZOO and PANDAS
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2  ::  Pt. 3
CHINA III
2017 ADVENTURE

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