Dating back to the early 15th century, Temple of Heaven served the leaders of the Ming and Qing dynasties as the site of annual harvest prayer ceremonies. Regarded as a Taoist house of worship, the temple complex contains several structures, including a central prayer hall, an enormous triple-gabled structure intricately detailed on the outside and elaborated decorated on the inside. There, the emperors, traditionally considered interlocutors between mortals and gods, performed rituals to request the blessing for successful harvests. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Beijing trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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Duration: 9 hours
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Temple of Heaven Reviews
Truly amazing buidling with many of the original features in place and one of the few wooden structures still standing. more »
We had a great time here. The temple; the huge doors, the history was all phenomenal. We went with TravelChinaGuide Tours and Kelly Wang as our tour coordinator. This agency was excellent! They took c... more »
In my eyes one of the most wonderful places in Beijing! The park is very well maintained and the different areas and temples outstanding beautiful. During the day you can see old Beijingers play traditional games or dances. A must-see of the capital of China! Important side note: The most famous Temple of Heaven closes already at 1600h while the park remains open.
This is a very good opportunity not only to walk but to enjoy nature enjoy the gardens and look for the Holly stones, It has a very peaceful Vive, there is a cafeteria inside very close to the main Temple people there are very nice and willing to help you, there are more than four souvenir shops too. Having access to these in a wheelchair can become a real difficulty, there is quite a difficulty for people using wheelchairs because these are old structures and have many stairs but no ramps. you will really appreciate the contrast of the colors the structure is wonderful it's wonderfully kept and there are good explanations in both English and Chinese so you will get to enjoy this beautiful place and understand what he was used for.
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