Today we stepped back into History and visited Tiananmen Square and the Mao Zedong Memorial
Tiananmen Square as seen from the Monument to the People's Heroes in 1988
Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the center of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the fourth largest city square in the world (440,000 m2 – 880×500 m or 109 acres – 960×550 yd). It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.Before we could do so we had to create our own history.....by visiting this place.....wow!!! even the public toilet looked historical!!!!
This will go down in the annals of the Tay history: a portrait of the adventurous members who were able to embark on this journey....
The Tiananmen Gate to the Forbidden City was built in 1415 during the Ming Dynasty.
The 5 of 8 siblings
To get to Tiananmen Square we had to walk throught this tunnel
at the entrance......
we were all frisked!!! Pic here shows Beng being groped...by a woman ........hahaha!!!
We reached the Mao Zedong Memorial first
A row of uniformed guards were in line, note the masses filing in
Who is he ah???? she asked....hehehe.....
don't blame her, blame the education sistem which does not include China history or world history, and the youths of today do not know of famous personalities of notoriety
Now we have reached the Square..
Outside China, the square is best known in recent memory as the focal point of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, a pro-democracy movement which ended on 4 June 1989 with the declaration of martial law in Beijing by the government and the death of several hundred or possibly thousands of civilians
The most famous and most watched TANK MAN in history.......
My photos are unresized....click to enlarge......
The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, commonly known as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件) or more accurate language as '89 Democracy Movement (八九民运) in Chinese, were student-led popular demonstrations in Beijing which took place in the spring of 1989 and received broad support from city residents, exposing deep splits within China's political leadership.
: troops with assault rifles and tanks inflicted casualties on unarmed civilians trying to block the military's advance towards Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing,
The protests were forcibly suppressed by hardline leaders who ordered the military to enforce martial law in the country's capital. The crackdown that initiated on June 3–4 became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre or the
The scale of military mobilization and the resulting bloodshed were unprecedented in the history of Beijing, a city with a rich tradition of popular protests in the 20th century.
Estimates of the death toll range from a few hundred to the thousands
All the tragedy and history behing the Square:
She had an earful of history, luckily she had Laeti's Ugg Boots and she looked comfortably stylish!!!!!