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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  • August 17, 2017
    Place to see for the beauty of the temples but also Park that surrounds them. Easy access for everyone
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  • August 16, 2017
    The park of the temple of Heaven is so full of life. It is where the elderly go to gather together to sing, exercise, do Tai chi, meet up to seek a marriage partner for their children or grandchildren...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    It is the second largest temple of Confucius made in China, and was built in 1302. There are four courtyards aligned on a central axis North-South and four doors and side stone stele pavilions of the Ming and Qing dynasties that contain valuable historical information of ancient China. Inside the temple there is the Palace of the Imperial Academy in which are exposed stone tables are recorded the names of many generations of scholars who passed the imperial examination. Cost ...
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  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • May 31, 2017
    Awesome place to spend a afternoon in Beijing. The sparkling water is a must here. You also NEED TO EXPLORE THE EMPEROR'S HOME!
  • May 10, 2017
    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.
  • May 9, 2017
    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
  • May 17, 2017
    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.

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