So many visitors pass through Tiananmen Square each day barely scratching the surface of its fascinating history….
So many visitors pass through Tiananmen Square each day barely scratching the surface of its fascinating history. With space for up to one million people, this political epicentre is actually the largest city square in the world and has been the centre stage for many significant political events in China.
During this gentle walking tour with our resident American scholar, we not only explore what has happened here in the past we ask why and how the stories of Tiananmen Square unfolded the way they did. We also visit the Beijing Urban Planning Hall, which I promise is far more exciting than it sounds! Perhaps it’s the lacklustre name that keeps the crowds away from this hidden gem. This exhibition illustrates the Beijing development and urban structure so perfectly and the detailed 3D model of the city is worth visiting for alone.
We hope to give you a sense of life to the area, eliminating any need to study maps or navigate crowds. By the end of our walk you’ll have a deep understanding of Tiananmen Square’s political significance and help you discover how the city has moved from an imperial capital to a modern metropolis.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Annette, who's travelled extensively in China. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the guides who can take you to The Great Wall’s quietest spots, the villagers who can show you how to create your own lucky clay cat and the cooks who can rustle you up breakfast pancakes, Shanghai-style.
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