TIAN’AN MEN SQUARE
Tian’an Men Guangchang (Square of the Gate of Heavenly Peace) is not the world’s most attractive public plaza. It also has unfortunate associations with death, in the shape of Mao’s Mausoleum and in the memories of the bloody climax of 1989’s pro-democracy rallies. However, it is central to modern life in Beijing, surrounded by major national institutions, and filled daily with visitors and kite flyers.
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Subway: Tian’an Men West, Tian’an Men East, ...