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The Great Hall of People

Chongqing People's Hall was built between 1951 and 1954. It was called the Sino-Soviet Building. It has a 4,000 seat auditorium and is considered one of the symbols of Chongqing. In front of it is a large square decorated with fountains and lights. The greatest feature of the hall is a 55-meter tall column-supported building flanked with wings. After half a century, it still stand prominently at Xuetian Wan, Renmin Road, Chongqing. The hall complex is a cluster of attached structures which contain of the hall and three attached buildings respectively to the east, south and north. Collectively, they cover 66 thousand square meters (about 16.3 acre) of which the hall accounts for 18.5 thousand square meters (about 45.7 acre).
The round roof with its green glazed tiles makes the building looks like The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the porch in front of the hall with its red columns and white marble rails reminds people of the Tian An Men gate in Beijing. The building is 65 meters high, with construction area of 18,500 square meters, built in the traditional Chinese place style, imposing, beautiful and magnificent. The ground of the square is paved with smooth and shining marble tiles; there is magic music fountain; at the southern end of the square stands a stage for performances in the open air. Here are some guide information to travel to the Great Hall of People in Chongqing: Address: No.173, Renminlu of Yuzhong District, Chongqing; Admission Fee: 5RMB for p.p; Opening hours:08:10 a.m-17:50 p.m; Contact Hotline: 86 23 63857729

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