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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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  • Easy to visit but not much to see. Ok to see the great Hall with space for 10.000 people. This is the political center in a very big building. Nice experience to have been here - nothing else.  more »
  • This is a gigantic building, located just next to Tiananmen square. We were suppose to visit it, but while queuing, we were informed there's an unexpected diplomatic visit, so the place will not be op...  more »
  • Symbol of an authoritarian system. Largest conference hall in the world. A bit boring but worth seeing.  more »