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Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang), Beijing

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Government Building Architectural Building
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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  • The Great Hall is right next to the Tiananmen Square in the heart of the city. It's a huge complex which houses the policy makers of China, though entry is restricted only to officials & People's repr...  more »
  • I just visited the Great Hall of the People. Coming from the US this was on the top of my bucket list. It took some research to figure out how to access it. It is open most days and the ticket booth i...  more »
  • We were just unsure if we would be able to enter the Great Hall - evidently it is often closed for various government and international official events. Our driver dropped us off in a Sunday morning j...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Kommunist alert!
  • Saw it just from outside, still a massive socialist building