Great Hall of the People
人民大礼堂 (人民大禮堂, rénmín dàilǐtáng)
The Chongqing Great Hall of the People was built between 1951-1954, and with its huge dome that is modeled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, it is the best known landmark in Chongqing. Musical and theatrical performances take place under a dome 180 feet in height in an auditorium that seats 4000. At night, both the Great Hall of the People and the People's Square in front of it are spectacularly illuminated.
The dome of the Great Hall of the People is enormous:
There is room for thousands of people in the auditorium:
The stage appears almost tiny compared to the scale of the rest of the interior:
How to get there
Take the CRT Line 2 to the Daxigou Station, from which it is a 15-minute walk. Another attraction in the vicinity is the Three Gorges Museum.