Top 10 buildings on Chang'an Avenue of Beijing

By Zhang Junmian
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   Great Hall of the People


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Located at the western edge of Tian'anmen Square, the solemn and magnificent Great Hall of the People is one of the landmark buildings of Beijing. It was completed in September 1959 within less than one year to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The hall covers a construction area of more than 170, 000 square meters, even larger than the Forbidden City. It's used mainly for the country's legislative and political conferences, as well as ceremonial events and concerts. It’s open to the public when there are no political conferences or events.

The hall includes the central, northern and southern sections. The central section mostly consists of the 10,000-seat Great Auditorium, the Main Auditorium, the Congress Hall, the Central Hall and other main halls. The State Banquet Hall lies in the northern section while the southern section houses the office building of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China.

Travel Tips:

Admission: 30 yuan for adults, 15 yuan for students

Getting There: Take Subway Line 1 to Tian’anmen West Station, or Subway Line 2 to Qianmen Station

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