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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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West of Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100017, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 14 August 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).

1  Thank SinceWed
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank rsenteno
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Zaheer K
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang) - The Great hall is such a great historical place of immense importance.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 27 May 2018

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...More

1  Thank Randall K
Reviewed 5 May 2018

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...More

Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This building dates from the 1950s and is a typical Russian rather than Chinese design still worth seeing to make the comparison.

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