Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tian'anmen Square

Not all days are sunny day. Today, we did not get to see the blue sky over at Tian'anmen. It rain all day. Even our English tour guide, Ms. Jennifer Tuan who used a blue umbrella as a flag to lead us confused us as there were too many blue umbrellas around today. The weather is too unpredictable in Beijing lately. However, the rain never hinder our spirit or touring Beijing at all. Tian'anmen square has it's own beauty when it rains.
Tian'anmen Square is two gates to the front of the Forbidden City. From Forbidden City, we walked to Tian'anmen Square. There were a lot of policemen and army personnel around guarding at the square area in plain clothes and uniforms. You can easily notice them as most of them were carrying umbrellas (even on a hot sunny day) and wearing rain coats.
According to Wikipedia:
Tiananmen Square (simplified Chinese: 天安门广场; traditional Chinese: 天安門廣場; pinyin: Tiān'ānmén Guǎngchǎng) is the large plaza near the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as a symbol because it was the site of several key events in Chinese history (See below: Events).The square covers 40.5 hectares (100 acres),[1] which makes it the largest open-urban square in the world.
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At the square, you can easily walk to other famous buildings around such as the old rail way station building, Zhengyangmen gate, Monument to the People's Heroes, Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the Great Hall of The People.

Photo: The Great Hall Of The People
Photo: Zhengyangmen Gate
Photo: The Old Railway Station
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13 comments:

Dewdrop said...

I had never seen the Tian'anmen square before. It does seem to have a charm in the rain.

Hope your skies turn blue.

Photo Cache said...

Well rain can dampen one's spirits; but it does give a different aura to the photographs you took.

Very nicely done. Love all the photos.

Louise said...

Nice post and pictures. I especially like the 3rd one (I think it was the third) with the people walking between the trees. Beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots and a great tour of Beijing! I love the fourth shot of people walking under the trees, lovely!

Guy D said...

Very nice shots, I'd love to visit that very historic site.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Tabib said...

Beautiful travel series.

Babooshka said...

It look very wet and humid but that does not detract from the stunning historical architecture.

Akmal said...

so that is tinanmen square! i've only seen (heard) it in songs. only name though hahaha :D

J Bar said...

Thanks for all those great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ida said...

Great series from a place that I would like to visit.
Happy weekend! :)

Thomas C B Chua said...

KBguy, your camera n skill did justice 2 the historic place. Tks 4 sharing.

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