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Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)

West of Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100017, China
+86 10 6309 6156
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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
+86 10 6309 6156
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Great Hall is right next to the Tiananmen Square in the heart of the city. It's a huge complex which houses the policy makers of China, though entry is restricted only to officials & People's representatives and not open for General Public.

Thank rjsh123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just visited the Great Hall of the People. Coming from the US this was on the top of my bucket list. It took some research to figure out how to access it. It is open most days and the ticket booth is on the...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just unsure if we would be able to enter the Great Hall - evidently it is often closed for various government and international official events. Our driver dropped us off in a Sunday morning just before 10am - and along with a lot...More

Thank wstokes1965
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Crystal Cruises arranged a banquet, including entertainment for the 800 plus passengers that were participating in the Beijing excursion that the cruise line had arranged. A bit challenging to get everyone through security first, but wow, what a huge place and best of all, we...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We were guests at a banquet dinner in this place and I must say it was truly a monumental building which we were led to believe can hold many thousands at a sit down dinner. Can't say that the food served was monumental as it...More

Thank Aussiebd
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A huge State building at the western edge of Tiananmen Square with an enormous conference hall. It is used for legislative and ceremonial activities of the Government. Historical events have taken place here and there are nice murals and paintings on the walls.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to visit but not much to see. Ok to see the great Hall with space for 10.000 people. This is the political center in a very big building. Nice experience to have been here - nothing else.

Thank Lars Christine R
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a gigantic building, located just next to Tiananmen square. We were suppose to visit it, but while queuing, we were informed there's an unexpected diplomatic visit, so the place will not be open to the public. All we could do is admire the...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Symbol of an authoritarian system. Largest conference hall in the world. A bit boring but worth seeing.

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 7 January 2017

An impressive building but it's kind of boring also. It's open only when there's no official meeting going on. If you see tourists coming out of the front door, it's probably open.

Thank BenDRL
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