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Chongqing People's Hall and Square

After our Ancient Street Adventure, Lillian takes us to see the Chongqing People's Hall and attached People's Square in the afternoon

Panoramic view of the Chongqing Great Hall of the People

The Ancient Street Adventure was fun. We arrived back at our hotel and deposited our stuff, got a quick lunch and then took a taxi to the People's Hall.The construction of it began on June 1951 and it was finished in April 1954. The building consists of three parts: the great hall, the North Wing and the South Wing on each side of the hall and the Pailou Archway by the street. It has an area of 25,000 sq.m. The highest point is 65 meters and the hall is 55 meters high. Now if this sounds boring, that is because it is. On the outside the building looks like the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. On the inside, well, it is nothing but an auditorium. Big disappointment but then Tom told me to expect disappointment for the inside.

Views of the Great Hall and People's Square





Before we actually got to the front of the People's Hall, we found a place called the Curio Shops. Sunee immediately wanted to go check out the paintings. As luck would have it, this was the kind of place Sunee had been hoping for with lots of painting supplies and a good chance of finding a Chinese art teacher.

Looks like there might be some art going on here

A place of art. How exciting!

Looking for art supplies and hopefully a teacher

Of course, Sunee found a place to shop

Oh, yes! I almost forgot. We found Sunee a teacher.

Sunee's art teacher

Posted by inchinahil 17:49 Archived in China Tagged tourist_sites

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