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The People's Congress Hall flanks the western side of Tian'anmen Square in Beijing. Constructed in 1959, it's over 40 metres high, which a floor space of 171800 square metres, when it is in session. It is the place for the National People's Congress, or political and diplomatic activities.

The main entrance is facing the Square, with the National Emblem on its top, supported by 12 25-metre high marble pillar. The grest hall has numerous conference rooms, banquet halls, and reception areas, many of vast size: the major confernce hall accommodates 10000 people and the huge banquet hall can seat 5000. There are also many rooms named after provinces, municipal cities, autonomous regions, special administrative regions, and are decorated with their region's characteristics.

Main Entrance

Aerial View

The People's National Congress

One of the rooms

Hong Kong room

The People's Congress Hall appears on the following banknote(s):
RMB P879 1965 10 Yuan
RMB P901 1999 100 Yuan

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