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Temple of Heaven, Beijing

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Must see · World heritage site · Government Building · Park
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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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  • Everything was beautiful. even with the rain. Hearing the history from the guide, Clement, was simply amazing. 
    Everything was beautiful. even with the rain. Hearing the history from the guide, Clement, was simply amazing.  more »
  • Beautiful and peaceful visit to the Temple of Heaven. It was busy on New Years Day and many come to pray at the beginning of the New Year. With Covid restrictions in place, we could not buy a ticket.....  more
    Beautiful and peaceful visit to the Temple of Heaven. It was busy on New Years Day and many come to pray at the beginning of the New Year. With Covid restrictions in place, we could not buy a ticket.....  more »
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  • Built by Ming dynasty Emperor in AD 1420, a sacred temple to pray for good harvest. Temple looked massive & beautiful with three tiers of blue circular roofs; temple was also circular nearly 120 feet in diameter & 125 feet tall. Roof was supported with inner four huge round & wooden pillars, outer 12 & outermost 12 pillars constructed without using any nails. Roof & ceiling were painted in blue- the color of heaven & huge wooden pillars was in red. Temple was built on three decks of marble stone platform; southern side was single tiered rounded temple called Emperor Vault. Premises of the temple was large with good parking area. Renovation & cleanliness was excellent.
  • This place is huge . Always packed with people . Its very sacred place for Chinese . Very interesting history. Great architecture. Details Are very amazing in temples . Colours are very vibrant. This place is situated in the center of Beijing . Easily reachable from Beijing subway metro . You will meet people here from all around the world . Need full day to explore this whole place . Wile exploring this whole place in walked about 22 km in a day .

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