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100 Yuan The Great Hall of the people
The Great Hall of the People lies to the west of Tian'anmen Square and south of the West Chang'an Street. It is where the National People's Congress is held and also where state leaders hold diplomatic meetings and the masses stage political activities.
As one of the "Ten Great Constructions" completed in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of PRC, it was built in just 10 months between October 1958 and September 1959. Facing east, the hall covers an area of 150,000sqm, 336m long from south to north, 206m wide from east to west and 46.5m high. The building area reaches to 171,800sqm, even larger than that of the Forbidden City, hence the largest among hall structures in the world.