Occupying over 98 acres, this historic square,
also called the Gate of Heavenly Peace Square, lies in the heart
of Beijing. It was from here that the establishment of the People's
Republic of China was proclaimed. The Square derives its name from
the gate on the north side (Tian An Men Gate), and is the largest
public square in the world. Reviewing stands have been built at
the north end of the Square to accommodate twenty thousand spectators.
To the east of the Square you will find the Museum of the Chinese
Revolution and the Museum of Chinese History, and to the west, the
Great Hall of the People. At the south end is the Chairman Mao Memorial
Hall and to the north, the Forbidden City.