the Great Hall of the People—Beijing

The Great Hall of the People, Bei jing

Photo 1:the Great Hall of the People, Beijing

        The Great Hall of the People is located in the west side of Tiananmen Square, sits west headed east, 336 meters long from north to south, 206 meters wide from east to west, 46.5 meters high, the construction area is 171,800 square meters, covering an area of 150,000 square meters. 

Great Hall of the People

Photo 2:The Interior of the Great Hall of the People

        The plane of the Great Hall of the People is of “mountain” arrangement, with doors on four sides, the middle is slightly higher, and the wings are slightly lower, there are yellow and green glazed tiles roof and 5-meter-high light yellow granite base, surrounded by 134 tall round pillars. The main entrance of the Great Hall of the People faces the Tiananmen Square, the national emblem of the People’s Republic of China is inscribed on the horizontal board over the door, there are 12 light gray marble doorpost head-on, 2 meters diameter and 25 meters high, there are 5-meter-high granite steps four in front of the door on four sides.

The golden hall in The Great Hall of the People

Photo 3:the Golden Hall in the Great Hall of the People

the Great Hall of ten thousand people

Photo 4:the Great Hall of Ten Thousand People in the Great Hall of the People

The grand banquet hall

Photo 5:the Grand Banquet Hall in the Great Hall of the People

        The building of the Great Hall of the People mainly consists of three parts: the simple and elegant central hall just inside the door, behind which is the Great Hall of ten thousand people with 76 meters wide and 60 meters deep, the north wing of the Great Hall is a grand banquet hall with 5000 seats, and the south wing is the office building of the Standing Committee of the National People ‘s Congress. There are also halls named after the name of the provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions,which are rich in local characteristics.

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