Great Hall of the People

The Great Hall of the People is a state building located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It is used for legislative and ceremonial activities by the government of the People’s Republic of China and the ruling Communist Party of China. The People’s Great Hall functions as the meeting place for the full sessions of the National People’s Congress, the Chinese legislature, which occurs every year during March along with the national session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a political advisory body. It is also the meeting place of the National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which, since 1982, has occurred once every five years and the party’s Central Committee which meets approximately once a year.
Height: 153 feet

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