Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Gate of Heavenly Peace




Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the center
of Beijing, China. Named after the Tiananmen gate
located to its North, separating it from  The Forbidden City.
Tiananmen Square is the fourth largest city square in the world.
*Wikipedia*



Tiananmen Square was truly a magnificent place. The gardens surrounding the square were lovely with flamboyant flowers. 





There were several security cameras. I also learned that there were some undercover police officers everywhere.







My big bro and I got into the square by falling in line. It was queuing for a while. We were sent through a search cabin where our bags were checked. Probably searching for some prohibited items. There wasn't much to do in the square other than walk around and take photos.  







This is a must see place considering its history. It was the location from where Mao Tse Tung had preached communism and the same place where the communist government assassinated hundreds of student protesters.  However, we didn't get to visit Mao's Mausoleum at all. The line of people leading to it was endless. 















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