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Tiananmen Square sits at the heart of Beijing City and the midpoint of Chang'an Avenue. You can have many sights from here such as the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall.And you can watch the national flag raising ceremony which is seen by thousands of people every day. If you come to Beijing, it is the must-go place in Beijing City.

Great Hall of the People

The Great Hall of the People is in the west of the Square.Constructed in 1959, this remarkable building is the spot of the China National People's Congress meetings. It also provides an impressive site for other political and diplomatic activities. There are twelve marble posts in front of the Hall which has three parts--the Central Hall, the Great Auditorium and a Banqueting Hall. The Central Hall is paved with marble on the floor.And the ceiling is decorated with crystal lamps. The seats in the Great Auditorium (which is behind the Central Hall)are 10,000. The huge Banqueting Hall contains 5,000 seats in it.

Flag-Raising Ceremony

the Chinese national flag, Five Star Red Flag, flies high in the sky above the Square. To see the guard of honor raise the Flag is a must-do thing for the tourist visiting Beijing City. You have to get up very early and arrive at the Square before sunrise in order to witness the ceremony as there are crowds of people attending the ceremony every day. The reviewing stands beside the Tiananmen Tower on the west and east sides were opened up free on the first day of 2012 to the public to watch the flag raising ceremony. It is now available to group reservations for the opening day on the first day of each month.

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