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Temple of Heaven, Beijing

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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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  • Truly amazing buidling with many of the original features in place and one of the few wooden structures still standing.  more »
  • We had a great time here. The temple; the huge doors, the history was all phenomenal. We went with TravelChinaGuide Tours and Kelly Wang as our tour coordinator. This agency was excellent! They took c...  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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