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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Beijing, China
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

My office had organized a gala dinner at this location. Took us some time to reach here from the JW Marriott hotel but the place was worth it! Simply stupendous both outside and inside! In the Hall, there are beautiful wall murals, paintings etc. Absolutely worth a visit!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

The Great Hall of the People near Tianamen Square in Beijing is a nice to go place. The place consists of a main hall which is used for meetings of the communist party as well as several other rooms named after the various provinces and autonomous regions where foreign and other dignitaries are received and meetings and other activities are... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are visiting Tian na men Square, then take in a visit to The Great Hall, along with The Tomb of Chairman Mao Tse Tung, plan for a full days visit, throughout the Square and surrounding area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

When you compare this building with other that share Tiananmen Square, it is easy to disregard. While it is ordinary and at very best ordinary architecture, the inside is worthy of your time.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

It was only out of academic curiosity that we took notice of this building which takes up one side of Tiananmen Square. Otherwise of limited interest archetecturally.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is a side visit along Tian An Men Square. Given that the square and the Forbidden City are the top visits in Beijing, hardly anyone notices this building.

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