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 online road trip planner to arrange your visit to Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang) and other attractions in Beijing.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The building is getting on a little, but this in itself is testimony to how the Chinese go about building things. It's a massive building to the west of Tian'anmen Square, where the National People's ...  more »
  • August 31, 2017
    It is places such as China's Parliament. But never saw the building of the Parliament are doing in the different countries which just respectable. Of course Japan's Parliament as the scale does not come true. Attach pictures, but hundreds of meters away from the side of Tiananmen Square photo comes power. Night is a sight to see.
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  • August 28, 2017
    The power of chinese communist party comes from this building. Very very political building. It is in the center of the city around tiananmen square.  more »
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  • April 3, 2017
    The Chinese government building. A very nice building that shows the power of the country in the architecture. They offer tours of the buildings and it is well worth it. You can see many of the committee rooms for each province in which each room is uniquely designed to that specific province.
  • April 16, 2017
    Powerful building, maybe not very beautiful but beauty is in the eye of beholder (as we know). Now is HQ of Chinese parliament. Maybe its function is to symbolise power of China.
  • July 23, 2016
    Ca id a4729916. Usa homeless empress if china elizabeth living as name julie chilelli under attack a year homeless in califor ia needs rescued. The usa is attempting murder
  • December 18, 2016
    Saw it just from outside, still a massive socialist building
  • March 11, 2017
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