"Great Hall of the People" Great Hall of the People - Renmin Dahuitang Tip by Blatherwick

  Great Hall of the People
by Blatherwick

The public have access to the Great Hall of the People when the Chinese legislature, the National People's Cogress is not sitting. It was built in 10 months by volunteers in 1958 and 1959. With floor space of more than 170,000 square meters it has 300 meeting halls, lounges and office rooms. Each meeting hall is named after a political division of China and furnished according to the local style. The National People's Congress meets at the 10,000-seat auditorium annually and its Standing Committee meets in another room. You can also see the 5000 seat banquet room where foreign dignataries are entertained. The price to go in was 35Y.

Address: Tiananmen Square
Directions: At the western edge of Tiananmen Square
Phone: +86 10 6309 6156
Website: http://www.roundtiananmensquare.com/index.html

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  • Written Aug 3, 2005
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