Beijing 2015: Tiananmen Square

22 Nov

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Tiananmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world, can be found in Beijing…

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Getting into the square was our first-hand experience of being up close and personal with the Chinese locals. It was a body-on-body and skin-on-skin type of thing.

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Found in the center of Beijing, the square is boxed by the Tiananmen Gate, Qianmen Gate, Great Hall of the People and the National Museum of China (pictured above). To get to the actual square, one must pass through Chang’an Avenue, the city’s main avenue for its demonstrations and parades.

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The square was created as a meeting place by the government. Dissatisfied civilians took advantage of its wide space and made it a venue for its anti-government movements and uprisings through out the years.

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The most notable was the “Protests of 1989”, a civilian rebellion that resulted to a bloodshed of countless innocent protestors.  To commemorate the death of these individuals, the “Monument to the People’s Heroes” was built in the middle of the square.

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During the day we visited, the Forbidden City was closed for renovations. This may explain why there were a lot of people who decided pay the square a visit instead.

The Beijing 2015 Adventure

Come join me as I track back on the cultural and gastronomical adventure we had in the following blog posts…

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