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  Tiananmen Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tiananmen Square (Simplified Chinese: 天安门广场, Traditional Chinese: 天安門廣場; pinyin: Tiān'ānmén Guǎngchǎng) is the large plaza near the center of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City.
Unlike the other gates in Beijing, such as the Tiananmen and the Qianmen, this was a purely ceremonial gateway, with three arches but no ramparts, similar in style to the ceremonial gateways found in the Ming Dynasty Tombs.
Tiananmen Square has been the site of a number of political events such as the proclamation of the People's Republic of China by Mao Zedong in October 1, 1949 and for mass rallies during the Cultural Revolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tiananmen_Square   (808 words)

  
 Forbidden City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Imperial Palace Grounds are located directly to the north of Tiananmen Square and are accessible from the square via Tiananmen Gate.
At the southern end is the Meridian Gate (technically, Tiananmen Gate is not part of the Forbidden City); to the north is the Gate of Divine Might, which faces Jingshan Park.
Today, Tiananmen Gate in front of the Forbidden City is decorated with a portrait of Mao Zedong in the center and two placards to the left and right.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Forbidden_City   (1959 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Forbidden City
Tiananmen Square (Simplified Chinese: 天安门广场; Traditional Chinese: å¤©å®‰é–€å»£å ´; Pinyin: Tiānānmén GuÇŽngchÇŽng) is the large plaza near the center of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City.
The Tiananmen The Gate of Heavenly Peace also serves itself as an front entrance into the Forbidden City A close-up of the rooftop The Tiananmen or Tiananmen (Simplified Chinese: 天安门; Traditional Chinese: 天安門; Pinyin: Tiān ān mén; Gwoyeu Romatzyh: Tiananmen), is the main entrance to the Imperial...
For example, along the southern walls are five gate arches, with three in the centre and one each to the east and west, which is similar to the Meridian Gate.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Forbidden-City   (6448 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tiananmen Square
The Tiananmen The Gate of Heavenly Peace also serves itself as an front entrance into the Forbidden City A close-up of the rooftop The Tiananmen or Tiananmen (Simplified Chinese: 天安门; Traditional Chinese: 天安門; Pinyin:), is the main entrance to the Imperial Palace Grounds, also known as the Forbidden City, in...
Tiananmen gate to the Forbidden City with reviewing stands in front Image File history File links Tiananmen Gate with temporary reviewing stands in preparation of Chinas National Day (October 1st), located at the north side Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China.
Generally, the demonstration at Tiananmen Square was well-ordered, with daily marches of students from various Beijing area colleges displaying their solidarity with the boycott of college classes and with the developing demands of the protest.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tiananmen-Square   (2621 words)

  
 Morning Sun | Stages of History
Tiananmen Gate itself - The Gate of Heavenly Peace - is at once the entryway into the inner vastness of the Forbidden City as well as the exit from that imperial and bureaucratic world into the zones of public space and revolutionary memory.
The Tiananmen Gate itself, the central southern entrance to the Imperial City, was on a geometrically precise axis that led north between the main ancestral temples to the Women, or Meridian Gate, that guarded the Forbidden City, and south to the outer line of defense.
In this scheme the Tiananmen represented the protective tissue around the heart, and the avenue that led to the gate was the lungs.
www.morningsun.org /stages/tsquare/spence_gate.html   (3256 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Tiananmen Square Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Tiananmen Square is a large paved public plaza near the center of Beijing, China in front of the Forbidden City, facing south.
Tiananmen Square (天安門廣場; Simplified: 天安门广场 Pinyin: Tiānānmén Guǎngchǎng) is a large paved public plaza near the center of Beijing, China in front of the Forbidden City, facing south.
Tian'anmen means "The Gate of Heavenly Peace", which is located north of the Square.
www.ipedia.com /ipedia/t/ti/tiananmen_square.html   (440 words)

  
 Tian'anmen Square, Tiananmen Square
The grandeur of Tiananmen Gate (Heavenly Peace Gate) is a national symbol, with the Great Hall of the People on the western side and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution and the Museum of Chinese History to its east and west.
Tian'anmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) was built in the 15th Century and restored in the 17th Century.
The couple inside the gate facing north, called Wangjunchu or "looking forward to the emperor's progress," were considered to supervise the emperor's behavior in the court when he neglect court affairs.
www.beijingtrip.com /attractions/square.htm   (544 words)

  
 Tiananmen Square   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Tiananmen Square (天安門廣場; Simplified: 天安门广场 Pinyin : Tiānānmén Guǎngchǎng) is a large paved plaza near the center of Beijing China in front of the Forbidden City facing south.
Tian'anmen means " The Gate of Heavenly Peace " which is located north of the The square is best known worldwide for Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
Tiananmen Square has been the site of number of political events such as the of the People's Republic of China by Mao Zedong in October 1 1949 and for rallies during the Cultural Revolution.
www.freeglossary.com /Tian'anmen_Square   (712 words)

  
 The Gate and the Square   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Tiananmen Square became a gigantic official space - nearly one hundred acres - in which the public could be enlisted and contained for political purposes.
Tiananmen Gate was reconstructed and reinforced with concrete, and from it Mao and other Party leaders watched parades, the Cultural Revolution, and other events.
Tiananmen Gate was the focal point for the 35th Anniversary celebrations of the People's Republic of China in 1984, the apotheosis of Deng Xiaoping's career, and the centerpiece of the celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the People's Republic in 1989.
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 Tiananmen gate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Tiananmen (天安门; or The Gate of Heavenly Peace) is the principal entrance to the ImperialPalace Grounds, commonly called the Forbidden City, in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
The gate was damaged by lightning in 1457, but wasnot repaired until 1465.
Tiananmen Gate is featured on the emblem of the People's Republic of China.
www.therfcc.org /tiananmen-gate-37495.html   (179 words)

  
 Tiananmen Square   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Tiananmen Square (天安門廣場; Simplified:天安门广场 Pinyin : Tiān'ānménGuǎngchǎng) is a large paved public plaza near the center of Beijing, China in front of the ForbiddenCity, facing south.
Tian'anmen means " The Gate of Heavenly Peace ", which is located north ofthe Square.
In1651 (early Qing), the gate was renovated and renamed to its present form.
www.therfcc.org /tiananmen-square-19608.html   (386 words)

  
 Tiananmen Square
The Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, is said to be the biggest square in the world.
As the first gate of the Imperial City, the Tiananmen Gate was designed very grand and magnificent as befitted the supremacy of the emperor.
The couple inside the gate facing north are called wangjunchu or "looking out for the emperor's progress," and their job was to supervise how the emperor behaved in the imperial palace.
www.china-window.com /china_culture/architecture/tiananmen-square.shtml   (430 words)

  
 Tiananmen Square - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Tiananmen Square
The Gate of Heavenly Peace, the entrance to the Forbidden City in Tiananmen Square, Beijing (Peking), China.
While security forces on the Chinese mainland ensured there would be no mass gathering to commemorate the Tiananmen anniversary, officials in Hong Kong did nothing to stop the traditional rally marking the event.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Tiananmen+Square   (350 words)

  
 Tiananmen Square History - Northstar Gallery
Tiananmen is the largest public square in the world, covering over 44 hectares and is always filled with tourists from all over China.
Across the street is Tiananmen Gate, which is recognizable by the huge portrait of Mao Zedong.
Tiananmen Gate is the gate which leads to the Forbidden City.
www.northstargallery.com /China/chinatianamen.htm   (508 words)

  
 China Travel Service-Destination beijing tour beijing guide beijing travel beijing hotel beijing Air Ticket beijing ...
Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) is a symbol of China.
Tiananmen is not only the site of the most important gatherings since the founding of the People's Republic of China, but also one of the most valuable historical sites in China.
The gate and the square were out of bounds to the public in imperial time.
www.chinats.com /beijing/beijing10.htm   (533 words)

  
 Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Gate) China - China tourist & travel guide for Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Gate), China
The Tiananmen Square on the north to south axis is at the center of Beijing city.
It's the largest square in the world, encompassing an area of 14 hectares, and measuring 865 meters north to south, and 500 and 370 meters east to west on the northern and southern ends respectively.
The Tiananmen Square is the people's square, where grand state ceremonies are held on important occasions.
www.orientaltravel.com /province/city/area/Tiananmen_Square.htm   (237 words)

  
 Tiananmen Gate (Tiananmen Square) China - China tourist & travel guide for Tiananmen Gate (Tiananmen Square), China
Located to the north of the Tiananmen Square, the Tiananmen Gate is a vermilion building with yellow glazed tiles, glistening in the sunlight with all its beauty, splendor and grandeur.
The Gate measuring 43.7 meters in height and with a facade of 62.77 meters wide was first constructed in the 15th year of Emperor Yongle's Reign in the Ming Dynasty (1417 AD), and has a history of over 500 years.
This solemn architecture of national style with double eaves, has 60 grand red columns, 8 ball-shaped palace lanterns hanging high, white balustrade, yellow tiles, red beams and painted pillars, which in the arrangement of either colors or structures shine in its entirety, with the extraordinary beauty of harmony.
www.orientaltravel.com /province/city/area/Tiananmen_Gate.htm   (282 words)

  
 The Gate of Heavenly Peace and Tiananmen Square - Beijing, China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Tiananmen means 'Gate of Heavenly Peace.' In myriad ways this place has exuded a mysterious political power and presence of the Chinese people over the last six hundred years.
Today's eponymous gate structure, beneath the beneficent gaze of Mao, was first built in 1417 as a centerpiece entry to the middle layer of three concentric walled enclosures defining the urban expression of the Ming dynasty's (1368-1644) capital city.
The gate as we know it today was one of the minor changes made to the city during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).
www.thebeijingguide.com /gate_of_heavenly_peace/gate_of_hp_night.html   (304 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Tiananmen Square Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Built in 1417, the square is 880 metres south to north and 500 metres east to west.
Enlarged in 1949 to 100 acres (400,000 m²), its flatness is broken only by the 38-metre-high Monument to the People's Heroes and Mao Zedong's mausoleum.
The protests of 1989 resulted in the killing of several thousand young Chinese in the square and adjacent areas and is thus called the Tiananmen Massacre.
www.ipedia.com /tiananmen_square.html   (440 words)

  
 Forbidden City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Imperial Palace grounds located directly to the north of Tiananmen Square and are accessible from the square Tiananmen Gate.
Opposite the Gate to the north is the Gate Divine Might (Shenwumen 神武門 in pinyin : shén wǔ mén) which faces Jingshan Park.
The distance between these two gates 960 meters while the distance between the in the east and west walls is meters.
www.freeglossary.com /Forbidden_City   (1040 words)

  
 Attractions in Beijing
Considered the center of Beijing and the heart of the Chinese nation, Tian'anmen Square covers 44 hectares (102 acres) and is regarded as the world's largest public area, capable of holding 500,000 people.
Its northern passage is known as the Main Gate and its southern passage is the Arrow Tower.
The tombs reflect a similar conception of imperial architecture, consisting of walls, gates, courtyards, stairways, and elaborate pavilions with yellow tile roofs (yellow being the color of emperors).
www.beijinghighlights.com /cityguide/attractions.htm   (2595 words)

  
 frontline: the gate of heavenly peace
THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE is a documentary about the protests at Tiananmen in 1989, and the resulting Beijing Massacre of June 4.
Tiananmen Square is a "theme park" of the Chinese Revolution and 20th-century Chinese history.
'The Gate of Heavenly Peace' documents the history of China's Protest Movement, providing context to the history and political attitudes which shaped the development of the movement, and reveals how moderates among student protesters and within the government were silenced by extremist factions.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/gate   (412 words)

  
 Tiananmen Square- Beijing, China - VirtualTourist.com
The Gate of Heavenly Peace is the one, where Mao Ze Dong proclaimed the Communist Republic of China 1949.
Remember that the ticket for Tiananmen Gate does not entitle you to enter Forbidden City, but only to climb the upper parts of the gate (which in my opinion is not worth the money).
The twin structures of the Zhengyang'men (south-facing gate), which are better known as the Qian'men or front gate, lie at the southern edge of Tianan'men square, behind the mausoleum.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Asia/China/Beijing_Shi/Beijing-1024960/Things_To_Do-Beijing-Tiananmen_Square-BR-1.html   (1412 words)

  
 BEIJING, City with a Certain Magic - Best Tourist Attractions
A place of profound political undertones, Tiananmen is the beginning of a journey back through time, starting with the creation of the Republic itself.
Atop the Tiananmen Gate, where a giant portrait of Chairman Mao hangs, the Communist Party leader declared that "the Chinese people have stood up." His celebrated took place, in fact, just above the painting's receding hairline.
Tiananmen Gate also leads to the Forbidden City, one of the architectural wonders of the world.
www.chinaplanner.com /attractions/97e_12.htm   (1393 words)

  
 Tiananmen Gate - InformationBlast
Tiananmen (天安门; or The Gate of Heavenly Peace) is the principal entrance to the Imperial Palace Grounds, commonly called the Forbidden City, in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
The gate was originally named the Chéngtiānmén (承天門 Simplified: 承天门), or "The Gate that Bears the Heaven".
In front of the stands is the palace moat, still filled with water but now containing decorative illuminated fountains.
www.informationblast.com /Tiananmen_gate.html   (171 words)

  
 china :: muellerworld
Address: North of Tiananmen Square Dong Cheng District Beijing, Hebei 100009 Neighborhood: Tiananmen Square Phone: +86 (0)10 6512 2255; +86 (0)10 6513 2255 Hours: 8:30am-4pm daily The Summer Palace: The Summer Palace was the royal summer residence during the Qing Dynasty.
Tiananmen, the front gate of the Forbidden City, is considered the center of Beijing.
Tiananmen Square: Tiananmen is the largest public square in the world and is considered a symbol of the People's Republic of China.
www.muellerworld.com /china/bejing/sights   (1255 words)

  
 Beauty, the Land of China - Beijing
Tiananmen Square, with an area of 98 acres and a capacity of up to one million people, is the world's largest public square.
TheTiananmen Gate is represented as the symbol of the revolutionary new China, and it leads to the Forbidden City.
The gate is surrounded by a ring-moat, the Golden Water Spring, which was arranged to guard the Imperial Palace.The 33.7-meter-high Tiananmen Gate was used by the emperor for grand ceremonies, for the lauching of military expeditions under his personal command, and for his royal wedding.
library.thinkquest.org /20443/beijing.html   (1832 words)

  
 Textbook Turmoil: Tiananmen Square   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The huge Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace), which stands on the north end of the square, is the entrance to the fabled Forbidden City, and is depicted on China's national seal.
Throughout the Tiananmen Square demonstrations, both the students protesting for democracy and the dictatorship trying to stay in power epitomized the behaviors that their causes embodied.
Previous to Tiananmen Square, the Chinese had a sort of blind faith in their government, allowing the government to exhibit greater control over the people.
www.jessefriedman.com /writings/tiananmen.shtml   (3234 words)

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