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Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park), Beijing

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Dating back to the early 15th century, Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park) 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. Plan your visit to Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Beijing trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Temple of Heaven is 3x the size of the Forbidden Palace so consider setting aside 2-3 hours at least. It's architecturally much more varied compared to the buildings in the Forbidden City, and the...  more »
  • Must see when in Beijing. Get up early or go late to avoid the crowds. Even though this is a massive city, the crowds in the Forbidden City were not too bad and if you venture off the main walking tra...  more »
  • Great temple to view need to climb stairs but worth the effort can get quite busy with tourists we have nothing like this is aus  more »
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  • If you are on the east side of the Forbidden City you can take the 60 Bus directly to it. There is not much shade as you walk so bring a hat or umbrella 🌂. Use sunscreen, we were there when it was 85 end of April (Summer must be a killer). Worth the trip, make sure you purchase the "through ticket". Bring you passport must show to change your ticket to go into the buildings.
  • Awesome place to spend a afternoon in Beijing. The sparkling water is a must here. You also NEED TO EXPLORE THE EMPEROR'S HOME!
  • Beautiful temple in the heart of pekin. You can enjoy a nice walk in the park while visiting. Peaceful place. Better visiting the forbidden city while you're around.
  • If this was in most other cities, it would be THE attraction to go to. Busy but not crowded. A must see and well worth the price
  • Exotic and exhilarating destination that is full of historic artistry and great views. Plan to visit the wet market across the street where every edible animal is alive in cages, tanks and buckets.