Tiananmen Square is a huge city open area in the middle of Beijing, China. The place was named in the memory of Tiananmen Gate which is also known as gate of heaven situated in the North splitting it from Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the 3rd biggest city area in the world approximately covering the area of 109 acres which is huge space. The place has immense cultural importance as it was the place of some significant events in the history of the Chinese culture.
Places outside the country it is known as the memory of its most recent events which took place in the area, reminder of the central point of the great Chinese protest called Tiananmen Square protest which took place in 1989. It was due to a democratic system pressure group which finished on 4 June 1989. With the end of the protest which leads to the applying martial law in Beijing by the central government. It was not easy the whole process ended with deaths of hundreds of Chinese civilians.
Talking about the history of the place, the gate which leads to the great Forbidden City was build back in 1415 at some stage in the Ming Dynasty. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, there was a great battle between Li Zicheng and the early Qing king which destroyed the gate partially probably.
The Tiananmen Square was planned and constructed in 1651. Since then it has been enlarged four times than its original size and it has great significance in the history of the country.
The transportation system to the place is easily accessible via local transport as the place is situated in the middle of the city. It is accessible through Line 1 of the Beijing subway.
Tiananmen square tourist point
Tiananmen Square Legos model
Tiananmen parking area
Civilian protesting against the huge Chinese army tanks in Tiananmen