Night View of Tiananmen Square

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Tiananmen Square is oft-lauded as the largest public square of this kind in the world, a geological center of Beijing as well as a  political barometer of China. Apart from the historical events and myths related to the square, Tiananmen Square has much to offer in terms of the significant buildings and solemn red flag raising and lowering ceremonies.

Visiting Tiananmen Square at different times of a day, you get  different views of the square  – Sunrise View of Tiananmen Square, Sunset View of Tiananmen Square. Today I’d like to present you the night view of Tiananmen Square.

Shortly after the sun is setting over Tiananmen Square,  most of the buildings in or surrounding Tiananmen Square will be lit up, turning the square a multi-colored wonderland. Plan your Beijing night tour? Tiananmen Square is an ideal place for a pleasant stroll.

North of Tiananmen Square is Beijing Tiananmen Tower ( Gate of Heavenly Peace ) . The tower sits on the platform which is a building with double-eaved roof and yellow-glazed tiles. It has five archways with the middle gate used as the passage for Ming and Qing emperors.

Tiananmen Tower

Tiananmen Tower

The busy traffic before  Tiananmen Tower

The busy traffic before Tiananmen Tower

The busy traffic before Tiananmen Tower

A closer look at Tiananmen Tower

A closer look at Tiananmen Tower

A closer look at Tiananmen Tower

Standing in front of the Tiananmen Tower facing the south,  look at the center piece of Tiananmen Square – The Monument to a huge basket of flowers, People’s Heroes and Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum on the south.

The center of Tiananmen Square

The center of Tiananmen Square

National Museum of China sits on the east of Tiananmen Square

National Museum

National Museum

The Great Hall of the People sits on the west of Tiananmen Square, the meeting place of national people’s congress of the People’s Republic of China, a Chinese style of parliament.

The Great Hall of the People

The Great Hall of the People

Tiananmen Square is decorated with a huge basket of flowers and torch-like flowers

Monument to the People’s Heroes – There are eight white marble sculptures on the monument seat: including a series of important history events, Such as Opium burning in Humen, Jintian Uprising. Wuchang uprising, etc.

Monument to the People's Heroes

Monument to the People’s Heroes

Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum on the south. Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum started to construct in November 1976 and completed in May 1977.

Chairman Mao's Mausoleum

Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum

The old building of Bank of China sits on the west of Tiananmen Square, a western style architecture.

The old building of Bank of China

The old building of Bank of China

Zhengyangmen Tower (Facing the Sun Gate), together with Arrow Tower is collectively called “Qianmen” (Front Gate), one of nine inner gates in the city wall built in Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is located south of Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum.

Zhengyangmen Tower

Zhengyangmen Tower

Arrow Tower, together with Zhengyangmen Tower is collectively known as “Qianmen”,  one of the nine gates in the city wall of Ming and Qing dynasties.

Arrow Tower

Arrow Tower

On the southeast corner of Tiananmen Square sits the old train station which has been turned into China Railway Museum.

 China Railway Museum.

China Railway Museum.

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06611Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

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