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Temple of Heaven, Beijing

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#2 of 3,998 in Parks in China
Must see · World heritage site · Government Building · Park
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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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  • Everything was beautiful. even with the rain. Hearing the history from the guide, Clement, was simply amazing. 
    Everything was beautiful. even with the rain. Hearing the history from the guide, Clement, was simply amazing.  more »
  • Beautiful and peaceful visit to the Temple of Heaven. It was busy on New Years Day and many come to pray at the beginning of the New Year. With Covid restrictions in place, we could not buy a ticket.....  more
    Beautiful and peaceful visit to the Temple of Heaven. It was busy on New Years Day and many come to pray at the beginning of the New Year. With Covid restrictions in place, we could not buy a ticket.....  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning! Must see in your life.
  • Great historical experience. The architecture and layout are fascinating hints into the world and society that gave rise to this wonderful place! If you come, bring your walking shoes and some water. But there are places to buy snacks and souvenirs.

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