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Built in 1420 with a total area of 270 acres, this is the largest building for religious worship in China, which was originally used by the Ming and Qing emperors to pay homage to Heaven and to pray for a year of rich harvest.
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The Temple of Heaven is part of the Ming and Qing Dynasty and to visit it it good idea to have a tour guide. We took a tour with China Travel Guide and Linda was our guide. We could not ask for a better guide.
Stunning circular temple with good views, the only downside is the throngs of people making it quite hard to get up to the barrier in order to see the glorious insides of the temple. There are also a few buildings turned over to exhibition halls,...More
Lots of locals doing their morning exercise, singing, socializing and playing cards at this park. There are a few buildings and places to explore here. A circular altar to climb and see the area view. The Imperial Vault of Heaven has a circular wall and...More
If you only had 2 days in Beijing, this place is one of the 3 things I would tell you to do. It a big park with several temples and buildings, one of them being the temple of good harvests, the big one with blue...More
Glorious sunny day showed the colours at their best. Very busy but added to the atmosphere. The surrounding parks are also well worth a visit to see the Chinese doing their exercises, playing games and generally having a good time.
So this is how the Chinese spend their mornings!
Tai Chi, dancing, singing, playing badminton, card games and painting. And in amongst all that going on in the peaceful gardens is the wonderful Temple itself.
Not too crowded, we went early in the morning, and...More
My wife & I are DYI travellers. There really is no need to pay for a guided tour of the Temple of Heaven and the Tiantan Park. You just need give yourself enough time to see the majority of the park and its highlights. We... More
My wife & I are DYI travellers. There really is no need to pay for a guided tour of the Temple of Heaven and the Tiantan Park. You just need give yourself enough time to see the majority of the park and its highlights. We spent a good 4hrs, an entire morning exploring this wonderful place. Be prepared to do a lot of walking when visiting any/all of Beijing's historical attractions. Beijing is huge and you cannot expect to see it all in only a day or 2. There are plenty of online guides to assist you in planning a visit to this city. We use Visit a City to help us plan our days in most cities we visit. Cheers...