Tiananmen West Station
/ 天安门西站 / 天安門西駅 / 천안문서역
Great Hall of the People
The Great Hall of the People is a state building located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It is used for legislative and ceremonial activities by the government of the People's Republic of China and the ruling Communist Party of China
Address: Renda Huitang W Rd, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100031
Opened: Since September 1959
Height: 46 m
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong
Monument to the People's Heroes
The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is located at the southern end of Tian’anmen Square between the Monument to the People’s Heroes in the center of Tiananmen Square and Zhengyangmen Gate on the southern edge of Tiananmen Square. It is the final resting place of Mao Zedong who is put on display after his death for public.
The Monument to the People's Heroes stands in the center of Tiananmen Square.
National Museum of China
The National Museum of China sits to the east of Tiananmen Square and south of Chang'an Street, opposite to the Great Hall of the People.
The National Museum of China houses the most cherished and topmost level cultural relics of the whole nation.
Ticket Price: Free for basic exhibitions and permanent galleries; visitors need to pay for some special exhibitions.
Notes: 3,000 visitors permitted every day, including 2/3 group visitors and 1/3 individual visitors.
Open Hours: 9:00 to 17:00, closed on Monday
(Tickets issued until 15:30; Last entry at 16:00)
Reservation: Call 010-65116400 for group reservation (9:00-16:00)
Individual visitors can go to the museum's ticket center at the West Entrance, showing their passport for admission.
The Palace Museum
Located in the center of Beijing, the Palace Museum, historically and artistically one of the most comprehensive museum in China, was established on the basis of the Forbidden City, a palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and their collection of treasures.
In the early 1950s, shortly after the establishment of the People's Republic, the Palace Museum looked resplendent once more after repair and redecoration. All the tall buildings were equipped with lightning conductors, and modern systems of fire protection and security. As for the collection of antiquities, a systematic inventory was completed during the 1950s and 1960s, redressing the legacy of inaccurate cataloguing of former times. After more than a decade of painstaking effort, some 710,000 relics from the Qing palace were retrieved. At the same time, through national allocations, requisitions and private donations, more than 220,000 additional pieces of cultural significance were added.
Open: 8:30 -- 16:30 (Last Entry at 15:30) for October 16 - April 15
8:30 -- 17:00 (Last Entry at 16:00) for April 16 - October 15
Admission: 40 yuan for November 1 - March 31
60 yuan for April 1 - October 31
Tel: 8610-6513 2255
This zhongshan Park is located near Tianamen west station. Actually this was an altar ground where Chinese emperors practiced rituals for wishes such as good harvests. By 1914, the altar grounds had become a public park and later renamed as Zhongshan Park.