Monument to the People’s Heroes
Flanked by stern 1950s Soviet-style buildings and ringed by white perimeter fences, the world’s largest public square (440,000 sq...
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall
No doubt one of Běijīng's more surreal spectacles is the sight of Mao Zedong's embalmed corpse on public display within his mausoleum....
China Numismatic Museum
Appropriately located in a former 1930s bank, this three-floor museum follows the evolution of money production in China. You'll see...
Quánjùdé Roast Duck
The Tiān'ānmén branch of this famous Peking duck restaurant only does whole birds (¥238), so you'll have to go its signature Qianmen...
Tiān’ānmén Sq · interesting places nearby
Monument to the People’s Heroes information
North of Mao’s mausoleum, and also in the centre of Tiān’ānmén Sq, the Monument to the People’s Heroes was completed in 1958. The 37.9m-high obelisk, made of Qīngdǎo granite, bears bas-relief carvings of key patriotic and revolutionary events, as well as calligraphy from communist bigwigs Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai.