The National Museum of China sits on the world’s largest square. Tiananmen Square, known around the world for its violent political events, spans 40.5 hectares of land -- plenty of room for thousands of tourists -- with a fantastic photo opportunity at every turn. Because of the square’s vast size, avoid a hazy day to capture an overview shot. If you’re in town for the Olympics or just visiting the city, Tiananmen is not to be missed. The state-owned National Museum is also a must see for any visitor to China. The museum is currently undergoing renovations, but will open in time for the Olympics in August. With the museum’s entrance as its backdrop, a large Olympics countdown clock also makes for a great photo op. The cost of museum entry is 30 CNY (about $4.50).