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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
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
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
The building is getting on a little, but this in itself is testimony to how the Chinese go about building things. It's a massive building to the west of Tian'anmen Square, where the National People's Congress is held and where state leaders hold diplomatic meetings....More
Being interested in politics I always like to visit parliaments when traveling, so the Great Hall was a really interesting experience for me.
Finding the entry was the main difficulty, I found the ticket office easily but spent 5-10 minutes walking around the hall before...More