Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)

Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang), Beijing

Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)

Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
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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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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Closed
Sep 2019
When I was there in end Sep, it was not open to the public. I am not sure if it is due to the tight security with the impending 70th anniversary celebration on 1 Oct. As such, I could only take photos of the exterior building.
Written November 1, 2019
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anita b
Budapest, Hungary21 contributions
Worth a visit if it fits into your schedule
Sep 2018 • Solo
Impressive, socialist type of building. Huge space, huge assembly room, huge corridors. If you are visiting Tiananmen Square and you have time, definitely visit, Ticket office is on the south side, a big screen will show the rules and the opening time (from 8.15), closing varies.Self tour, no guide is provided, you buy the ticket (30 Y) and go.
Written September 13, 2018
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CTS_Knows
Sarasota, FL2,515 contributions
A VIEW FROM THE SQUARE
Jul 2018 • Friends
This large government building sits just to the west of Tiananmen Square. It's impressive looking and is where the whole Chines council meets. You can't get in so just enjoy the view from the square.
Written August 22, 2018
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SinceWed
Ottawa, Canada113 contributions
Government Buildings
Jul 2018
Tiananmen Square is surrounded by Chinese Government Buildings. This building is the meeting place for the full sessions of the Chinese parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC).
Written August 14, 2018
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rsenteno
Phoenix, AZ317 contributions
Average at best
Aug 2018 • Solo
Its a pass. You totally skip if you have no time or are on s short stay in Beijing. It's huge full of places you can't go. The ones you can typical stately rooms
Written August 10, 2018
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zaheer12a
Amsterdam, The Netherlands128 contributions
Beautifully decorated on the inside
Aug 2018 • Solo
The east entrance was closed when I went here and I thought it wasn't possible to enter the building. When I walked to the other side to the west entrance it turned out to be open.

The interior is beautifully decorated and almost looks like a palace. A lot of halls are sectioned off so you can only partially see them.

Definetely worth going inside.
Written August 7, 2018
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emmagta
Manarola, Italy467 contributions
Great place
Oct 2017 • Friends
Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang) - The Great hall is such a great historical place of immense importance.
Written June 30, 2018
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LynsFrostee
London, UK513 contributions
Worth a brief snoop
Apr 2018 • Couples
This building is fairly large and full of stately rooms. If you only have a short time in Beijing I’d skip it but if you’re in Tiananmen Square and have time to spare it is quite an interesting site to see. It also had free water inside, love,y western style toilets and was a lovely place for an air conned sit down.
Written May 28, 2018
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Randall K
Canberra, Australia1,184 contributions
Worth a quick stop
Apr 2018 • Couples
Located just near Tain'anmen Square, this imposing building is worth a quick stop to view from the exterior. There is nothing outstanding about the design, but what makes it impressive is the general feel of power and dominance where it is set among other buildings surrounding the Square.
Written May 27, 2018
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silverbrook
London, Canada4,881 contributions
Large building west of Tian'anmen Square
Apr 2018 • Friends
The Great Hall of the People is another structure on the western edge of Tian'anmen Square that is used for legislative and ceremonial activities as well as for meetings of parliament. The sheer size of the building is pretty impressive. The building is across the square from the National Museum. We were not able to go through the building during our visit to the area, but if you are able to you must leave your bags and cameras in lockers outside the building. Although I would not go out of my way to view this structure, It was interesting to see the contrasting architecture of this more modern building adjacent to the more traditional gates on either end of the square.
Written May 5, 2018
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