Situated in the south of the city, this stunning temple park was built between 1406 and 1420. It was here that the emperors ... More
Temple of Heaven
Situated in the south of the city, this stunning temple park was built between 1406 and 1420. It was here that the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed, through an elaborate ritual, to the gods for good rains and good harvests. There are four main areas - the Round Altar, Echo Wall, the Vault of Heaven and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. The distinctive outline of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is a symbol of Beijing, and a whisper at any point on the echo wall can be heard anywhere else along its length of 64 meters (210 feet). Throughout the temple complex intricate details symbolize earth and celestial bodies. In fact, every element of the temple is constructed with such precision that no tile or pillar is without a specific meaning.
After all it's called the TEMPLE OF HEAVEN right? it's name gives away many clues about it, doesn't it? This is a must see destination of Beijing! A must see i tell you! Go there and you'll know what i mean.
What a great place to spend a day. Not only looking at the temple buildings but also strolling through the gardens. This place has some of the most beautiful roses I have ever seen. And it is in the middle of Beijing.
i first visited it with a tour group. I then read more and the next two visits walked to it through Lon Ton Park (a wonderful place with almost no tourists). As noted in the review before mine, there are many retired people playing games, dancing and singing near the entrance walkway. Wander about, sit in many places, gaze at the city and then finish-up by just enjoying these people. I stayed more than an hour. There was a happy feel to their activities that make me very relaxed. No one would think of it as a place of entertainment, but that is one of its best features.
If you are looking to have some fun with the People of China... walk around in open open open green space... sit amidst a groove... then welcome to the Temple of Heaven.
What I loved most about the place was the groups of people (mostly elderly) sitting in groups and singing.. in some groups you will even have a person playing some instrument... the flute or a violin.. its amazing!
I loved the folks playing the kick the tiny feathered spring to each other game... there were many who were playing that!
Its really nice...
What I loved besides the beauty of the temple were the people who gathered here and played cards, danced and enjoyed each other. My husband and I watched a group of older men playing a game kicking a bean bag kind of ball in the air. for over an hour.
I adored this place, The enormity of many of th structures in Beijing never fails to amaze- they do not do things by halves! The serenity here is surely felt. The brilliant blue of the rooves is stunning and the gardens that surround the buildings are cool and refreshing in the summer heat. Vendors here are not aggressive either and it is pleasant ot wander through- make sure you check out the whispering wall it is very cool!!
The main temple is under construction so all you see are workers and green awnings but the grounds were fabulous and a very neat place to see local culture. the old people would all gather for a game of hackey sack (really! i've video of this!) or badminton or just playing instruments. Really fabulous atmosphere even if you didn't see the temple itself.
just go visit u will love it need i say more? it's the temple of heaven!!!!! as a chinese i have to tell you this: the great wall is great, but the forbidden city is better, the forbidden city is awesome but the temple of heaven is much more spiritual, i just absolutely love going there. eventhough the admission is bit espensive, but it's totally worth every cent.
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