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.
Tours To Temple of Heaven
Mini Group: 2-Day Beijing Highlights and Great Wall Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $226
Duration: 2 days
Private Tour-Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven with Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $199
Duration: 7 hours
Temple of Heaven Reviews
When I visited entry fee was 35RMB or $4.94 USD. What caught me of guard while visiting was the HUGE Calisthenics area in the park, full of people working out. 60 year old men crushing Muscle Ups... more »
Spent an entire day walking the grounds and enjoying the temples... just beautiful... such a cool experience and soooo worth the visit! more »
If you visit the Temple of Heaven, try not to miss it This Hall of Prayer corridor is the main attraction of the Temple of Heaven but it is so difficult to reach its entrances and take a look that you should arm yourself with patience but also resolution. It is impressive when you see from inside ... But I am not sure it is worth the waiting and pushing ... Bottom line, if you already are there and if you have the strength (or if it is not overcrowded) you should try and see it from inside.
Dating back to 1420 China's most important ancient temple worthy of its UNESCO World heritage status. Lots of walking involved but plenty of places to stop. Lots of activity as the locals use the space for prayer and relaxation. Amazing trees like the junipers.
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