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  • Address: Tiananmen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Hours: Daily 8:30am-5pm
  • Admission: Adult CNY 15, student & seniors 70+ CNY 5

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Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen Tower) Tours

The Gate of Heavenly Peace, or Tiananmen Tower, is featured on the officially emblem of the People's Republic of China. Situated on the northern edge of Tiananmen Square, it served as the principal entry to the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace is also the name of a documentary film about the protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989. The protests sparked the largest nonviolent political protest in the country’s history. 

The structure itself is made up of a tower situated on top of a platform. It’s one of the most imposing monumental gates in the world, notable for its sheer size and ornate features, including its columns. Stone lions and white marble bridges guard the entrance to the tower and viewing stands flank both sides, which are opened up for visitors on the first day of each month.

Practical Info

To reach the Gate of Heavenly Peace, alight at Tiananmen East station or Tiananmen West and walk south. Alternatively alight at Qianmen and head north. The tower is open to visitors from 8:30am until 5pm and there is a small entrance fee. Visitors wishing to use the viewing stands need to book via a local travel agent in advance.

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Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City, Beijing, null
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Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

This full day tour in Beijing will enable you to experience the most attractive historical sites: Great Wall at Mutianyu, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.00
Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access, Beijing, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Come and join this worry-free private half day walking tour to both Tiananmen square and Forbidden City. You private guide will prepare your Skip the line ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.00
Skip The Line 4-Hour Beijing Private Forbidden City Walking Tour, Beijing, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Skip The Line 4-Hour Beijing Private Forbidden City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Come and join this worry-free private half day walking tour to both Tiananmen square and Forbidden City. You private guide will prepare your Skip the line ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Beijing Private Night Walking Tour: Qianmen Street, Tian'ammen Square and Wangfujing Street, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Beijing Private Night Walking Tour: Qianmen Street, Tian'ammen Square and Wangfujing Street

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a guided night tour of Beijing and experience the important landmarks and monuments as you walk along the city’s peaceful evening streets. The Eternal ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00
Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu, Beijing, Night Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 83 Reviews

Visit the Great Wall of China and Forbidden City in one day.Skip the line at the Forbidden City for our VIP guests,hiking on Mutianyu Great Wall after crowds ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Beijing Historical Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Beijing Historical Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven

4.5 star rating: Recommended 83 Reviews

Get to know Beijing and its amazing history by visiting three of the city's most impressive historic attractions: Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.99
3-Hour Private Walking Tour to Gate of the Heavenly Peace and Others, Beijing, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

3-Hour Private Walking Tour to Gate of the Heavenly Peace and Others

This 3-hour tour is perfect for people who want a in-depth tour in the the Tian'anmen Square area. Learn the fascinating history from your expert guide while ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.00
Private Beijing Day Trip by Air from Guangzhou, Guangzhou, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Beijing Day Trip by Air from Guangzhou

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Take in the highlights of Beijing, including the Great Wall, on this private day trip with flight from Guangzhou. Amble around the restored Mutianyu section of ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $550.00
Day Trip to Beijing from Shanghai by Air including Private Great Wall and Forbidden City Tour, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Day Trip to Beijing from Shanghai by Air including Private Great Wall and Forbidden City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Take in the highlights of Beijing, including the Great Wall, on this private day trip with flight from Shanghai. Amble around the restored Mutianyu section of ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $799.00
Beijing two day private tour including Mutianyu Great wall and the city tour, Beijing, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Beijing two day private tour including Mutianyu Great wall and the city tour

TWO DAY PRIVATE TOUR OF BEIJING tourists sites: 1.Tian'an men Square  2.The Forbidden City 3.Beijing Hutong 4.Temple of Heaven 5.Mutianyu Great ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $170.80

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