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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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TripAdvisor
  • It may be because blue and green are my favorite colors, but I was so blown away by this lovely temple. Such an interesting look to it; it was absolutely stunning. 
  • Lovely park with beautiful temple and interesting Expositions. Older people playing cards are an added attraction. Easy access. 
  • This place would be amazing if I was a local! So peaceful & calm despite people all over. So many of the locals make this a daily trip, they socialize playing cards & games. We discovered many differe...  more »
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  • As part of our 4 day stay in Beijing, The Temple of Heaven and the surrounding park were one of the most impressive sites. We entered at 8h30 and did not leave until late afternoon, when hunger forced us out of the park. The audio guide as very helpful in appreciating the details of the wonderful monuments and temples. Moreover, it was very affordable and enjoyable to spend early morning to late afternoon in the park, only thing missing joint with my heartfelt advise, bring some sandwiched or any type of snack. Not sure if there is, but we didn't find any restaurant in there.
  • Another magnificent structure that you must not miss in Beijing. You can spend several hours in the nearby park. Tiantan Park was beautiful and clean.
  • A must-see when in Beijing. Beautiful temple surrounded with wonderful gardens. Very clean. Lots of people but ample space. Need two hours at least._
  • Wonderful place beautiful Chinese architecture with Chinese folk playing traditional games outside the location was nice to see.
  • This is a beautiful place and highly iconic of Beijing. Easy to walk around and enjoy. Not much protection from the sun so bring a parasol or hat. Don't neglect to enjoy the surrounding park though as there's plenty of life to see.