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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Beijing trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • This is a place that I highly recommend. It’s very beautiful and unique. Near is the Market of Pearls where you can buy nice gifts for a ver good price. But don’t forget to bargain... a lot!  more »
  • an amazing structure, history galore, definitely worth you time to look at and study how it was constructed, well worth a visit  more »
  • A must see. Located within a Park site offers a fantastic location. Renovated with expertise. A beautiful and exciting walk in Chinese history.
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  • Beautiful park crowned with a spectacular series of historical temples. Definitely pay for the through pass in order to get into the temple grounds themselves. The temples are spectacular and are a can't-miss part of a trip to Beijing. I would recommend avoiding tour groups for visiting here, because you're going to want to wander the park and spend some time enjoying the grounds. The park itself is massive and well kept.
  • Like others have said. It is more like a park than a temple. The temple of heaven itself is impressive, a wooden structure with no single nail. I gave it a four star because the exits are really far away. You will have sore feet and sad joints after dragging your bodies on the exceptionally hard stone floors through the park. Best to wear comfortable shoes, sun cream (there is minimal shade) and have a picnic or a lunch break.
  • Spectacular temple complex built in AD 1420 by the Yongli Emperor, the greet colour of the roof tiles here denotes its religious significance (just as the gold tiles in the Forbidden City denote its royal significance). Spectacularly designed, constructed and decorated, this ancient wonder has lasted the centuries and now features exhibitions in its two lower "Annex Hall" buildings.
  • Temple of heaven which can be considered more of a park, than a temple with circular mount alters & imperial vault of heaven as the main attractions. Apart from the entrance ticket to the park there are separate tickets to enter the above mentioned attractions The best time to visit this place is in the early morning where you can witness some people practicing martial arts like Tai chi and many other forms of entertainment by common people who do this on a daily basis for fun. The park covers an area of 600 acres and is almost near to the center of the city. It is really commendation to have such a vast area of land dedicated to people in the center of one the most expensive cities in the world of real estate.
  • A magnificent temple situated close to the market. It's historic yet well preserved. The tickets are of two varieties, 34 for full entry and 17 for entry to the temple grounds only.

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