Tian An Men Square


Tour Day Three: Monday, April 23, 2001

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This the Great Hall Of The People,

the site of Party congresses — they vote unanimously.

For socialism's tenth anniversary in 1959, Mao had the Great Hall of the People and two museums built in only ten months — part of Beijing's Ten Great Works. Loudspeakers, lampposts, and surveillance cameras were installed at that time.

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While you're here, and most other tourist spots in China, don't even look at what the "in your face" vendors offer, that is unless you want to be swarmed the remainder of your stay in that area.

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The significance of this beautiful memorial is not known.

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The Museum Off Chinese History
&
Museum Of The Chinese Revolution

Contains countless pre-1919 artifacts — and many more facsimilies.

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Page last updated May 28, 2001.