Tiananmen Square

geographical name Tian·an·men Square \ ˈtyen-ˈän-ˈmən \

Definition of Tiananmen Square

vast open square in the center of Beijing, China, dating from 1651
Note: Tiananmen Square, which on occasion has been the site of massive demonstrations, is bordered by the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen) built in the early 15th century, The Great Hall of the People where the National People's Congress meets, the national museums of China, and the Mao Zedong mausoleum.

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