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Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang), Beijing

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Overlooking the west side of a huge square, Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang) serves as a meeting place of the government and China's communist party. Mao Zedong dedicated the building to the people, the true rulers of the country according to the communist principle. Built by thousands of volunteers in 1959, the building features an auditorium with 10,000 seats, a banquet hall that can entertain 7,000 guests, and reception halls for each of China's provinces. As you enter the auditorium, look up at the ceiling to spot the trademark red star surrounded with a cluster of lights. Use our Beijing vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang) and other attractions in Beijing.
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  • An impressive building but it's kind of boring also. It's open only when there's no official meeting going on. If you see tourists coming out of the front door, it's probably open. 
  • An interesting historical site. The annual Chinese congresses are held here. Mao received the 1972 Nixon this Gigantic and many beautiful details
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  • To see. The history of the people's Republic of China goes from here. The area is "tiring" (zero records, long queues for security check at Tiananmen to) but well worth a visit.
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