Today we find Tiananmen Square is one of the most important places and depict a long story in the Chinese history. It is spread over in a large area of the city square rather it is in the center of Beijing, China. It was named after the Tiananmen gate that is located to its North, departing it from the Forbidden City. It is believed that it is considered to be the fourth largest city square of the world spreading over on 440,000 square meters. It has a great cultural importance on the reason being of several importance events had taken place at this particular area as depicted in Chinese history.
A particular lobby of the world had made famous about the boundary that it is only recognized as the recent memory as the focal point of the place protests of 1989, a pro-democracy movement which had ended some time back on 4 June 1989 with the declaration of martial law in Beijing by the government and the death of several hundred or probably thousands of civilians. But when we go into detail in the Chinese history, we see its popularity is not only limited to this fact but also there were different events that had happened in this particular area which made cause famous in the world.
It is believed that the construction of Tiananmen Square had begun some time back in 1417, during the reign of Emperor Chengzu of the Ming Dynasty during the period 1368 – 1644, with the start of construction of Beijing City and the Forbidden City. During the year 1949, the Square’s size was enlarged for holding one million people in total.
It is true every day a large number of tourists like to have a chance to see Chairman Mao’s embalmed body, particularly during off days. Sometimes, people queue an hour or two, or longer. Therefore, it is suggested you all go to the area in the wee hour to enjoy the National Flag Raising first. After that, you may go to line up, through which you can save some time for your later trip plan. There is no doubt the body of Chairman Mao, according to a highly developed technology; his body is still well-preserved in a transparent coffin. That’s why a great many people would like to pay admiration to him in the Memorial Hall, keeping silent for just a few minutes.