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Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)

Address: West of Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100017, China
Phone Number: 86-10-63096156
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Ranked #74 of 1,451 things to do in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government buildings, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in the Soviet neoclassical style, this imposing building on Tiananmen Square is where the...
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Type: Government buildings, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Not only Great but bombastic! Everything there is enormous. Good opportunity to see the communist official setting in Beijing.

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Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If travelling at the weekend to this attraction beware of the big crowds. We visited in on a Sturday in October and it was quite busy. For security reasons bags & napsacks are not allowed into the Great Hall...security gaurds will not let you in with a bag,,,,even a camera bag. (Mobile phones are alllowed). There is a place to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a group of customers in Beijing from the US and what an incredible way to welcome them to China. Right across from Tiananmen Square, especially exquisite at night, they had wonderful service, food and the venue was just magnificent. They have event rooms that can hold from 50 to 500 or more and any event would be wonderful... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You wont fail to notice this brilliant building just off Tiananmen Square, home of the Chinese government. Due to the size of the square and the entrance to the building I'd say take the subway to QianMen (前门站) - Line 2, or Tiananmen East (天安门东站) - Line 1, when getting there. Entrance is through the side of the building furthest... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I loved this place! I'm into impressive buildings and this exceeded my expectations. A kitsch, bombastic, over the top interior. There is an entry charge (50 yuan I think) but I was surprised how much you actually get to see. Well worth it if architecture is your thing.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited last May. This was an unexpected additional option on our tour. We had visited Tiananmen Square early and had time before the Forbidden City so we had a quick tour - brilliant. The inside is astonishing - elegant halls - ornately decorate rooms. The great hall is exactly that - very opulent ceilings - hall is huge. It had... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having read other reviews, it is evidents that you dont get to see the Congrees Room every time..because all we saw was the main front hall.... it was certainly big, it wasn't crowded (which is in itself quite an achievement) and it has an impressive view over the square. There is an intersting short film about the construction. As a... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've been into the truly "Great" Hall twice so far, the first time being years ago for a show and this May for a business conference. I was truly stunned at its beauty once into the building. After the security check, I followed the steam of the people to the Golden Hall directly. Many attendees with me included were fascinated... More 

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had a private dinner with entertainment in the Tibet room on our visit here. This was a once in a lifetime experience for us! The food was amazing but the entire experience is one we will never forget.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a very late review as we visited 18 months ago, though I'm fairly sure it hasn't changed since then! As a self professed political tragic, this has been on my must see list for years, it took my third visit to Beijing to finally get there. Hint - timing is tricky, can't remember specifics but certain days and... More 

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