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The square of "Heavenly peace" (Tiananmen)

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The square of "Heavenly peace" (Tiananmen) is located right in the heart of Beijing and occupies an area of 44 ha. With a square gate once the Emperor announced decrees, and in the 50-ies of Mao Zedong from the same Declaration, svedasu on education of the PRC.

Tiananmen square is literally the heart of Beijing, a place for promenade of tourists and locals with children, hence, fly kites, take pictures on the background of the national symbols of the country surrounding the square from all sides.

The area can accommodate up to 1 million people, it is the largest in the world. Their truly vast dimensions of the area acquired after 1949.

Tiananmen square was built in the early 15th century, at that stage, she was noticeably smaller. Most likely, the Emperor Zhu Di, who decided to establish the area, was keen on megalomania in a much lesser extent in comparison with the minions of Mao Zedong, which expanded in the late 50-ies of the last century the area of 44 hectares.

In the center of the square there is a massive monument to the people's heroes. His bas-reliefs show the most important stages of the revolutionary struggle of the people of the country. On the South side of the square is the House of memory of Mao Zedong, which opened in August 1977, the Central part is reserved for memorial hall, where the remains of the infamous leader. The building also has a number of memorial halls, dedicated to the life of Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlast, Zhu De and other well-known revolutionary figures.

On the West side of the square is the House appointed representatives of the people, and from the East of the Historical Museum of the country and Museum of the Chinese revolution.

In the hours of dawn and dusk in Tiananmen square every day is the ceremony of lifting and descent of national flag of the country. The pomp of this ceremony attracts a lot of attention and tourists, and Patriotic-minded locals. Many are trying to take the seat located closer to the state Shrine.

Special atmosphere in the square created by zapuskaem kites. Tiananmen is a great place to watch this traditional Chinese fun. On holidays, the square is decorated with lanterns and flowers.

Tiananmen is one of the major attractions of Beijing.