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Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)

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Address: West of Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100017, China
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Built in the Soviet neoclassical style, this imposing building on Tiananmen...

Built in the Soviet neoclassical style, this imposing building on Tiananmen Square is where the People’s Congress meets and other important government and diplomatic meetings take place.

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A Smaller Version of Volkshalle

Symbol of an authoritarian system. Largest conference hall in the world. A bit boring but worth seeing.

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Jason D
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 808 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge State building at the western edge of Tiananmen Square with an enormous conference hall. It is used for legislative and ceremonial activities of the Government. Historical events have taken place here and there are nice murals and paintings on the walls.

Thank nellielim
Ebeltoft, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Lars Christine R
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2,661 reviews
2,243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,035 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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 open to the public. All we could do is admire the monolith building from the outside.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Symbol of an authoritarian system. Largest conference hall in the world. A bit boring but worth seeing.

Thank Jason D
Oakland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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.

Thank BenDRL
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815 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 698 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The immense edifice cogently symbolises the might of the ruling party. Completed in 1959, it was one of the ten great buildings to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Revolution. Walking amongst the vast columns in front was to experience the clear message of the relative insignificance of the individual while emphasising the importance of the collective. It was fascinating... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is the hall where all of the main Communist Party conferences take place - I was just interested in seeing for real what I have seen on TV. Most of the little meeting rooms are nothing special, but there are some nice paintings, statues and decorations about. The main thing is a glimpse inside the main conference auditorium. I... More 

Thank mattodowd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This place reminded me of those old decaying but once-grand early 20th century picture theatres that I used to go to as a child, except that it is on a vastly different scale. It's so big that the rooms are just too vast to be practical use. All the anterooms are huge, lined with huge landscape paintings or canvasses of... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Full with historical memories and the place is a must to visit in Beijing . Go around and look at the amazing architecture

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galveston, texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Our cruise line, Crystal Lines arranged a private tour, dinner and show in the Great Hall. Wonderful evening. I am not sure if one can just visit the Hall or if one needs to be part of a pre-booked tour or dinner. If one can visit - this is a must see, in a city of must sees. This is... More 

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