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Temple of Heaven, Beijing

4.5
#2 of 3,984 in Parks in China
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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  • A very very wide park/ lots of temples in there. Walk till your legs hurt :). So get your camera fully charged. And explore it. Get the map in your pocket so that you don’t get lost in there.  more »
  • The temple is nothing special, just the environment around is something to go for. You see old people outside dancing and playing some old majiong. real recommend to get here.  more »
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  • A very huge historical temple complex found in the very center of the city of Beijing. During my visit i saw groups of religious Chinese women Citizens dressed in their long traditional colorful costumes who came to gather here and practiced their beliefs and worships by praying to God in Heaven especially hoping for the good and productive harvests. The complex is too wide to walk that it is better to use comfortable shoes. It's also one of the perfect place to catch beautiful objects for photography!
  • A very huge historical temple complex found in the very center of the city of Beijing. During my visit i saw groups of religious Chinese women Citizens dressed in their long traditional colorful costumes who came to gather here and practiced their beliefs and worships by praying to God in Heaven especially hoping for the good and productive harvests. The complex is too wide to walk that it is better to use comfortable shoes. It's also one of the perfect place to catch beautiful objects for photography!
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