Temple of Heaven, Beijing

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    Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
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    Heavenly

    by walterwu Written Dec 16, 2004

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    Entrance to the Park and Temple ground are charged separately. A combined entrance ticket is also available.

    Tourist Guide will tout their services at the Entrance.

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    Ancestor Tablets

    by keeweechic Written Jun 15, 2004

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    In the Imperial Vault of Heaven you will find tablets of ancestors of emperors which were used during the winter solstice ceremony as a way of commemorating them.

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    Temple of Heaven

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 15, 2004

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    Temple of Heaven - located in the southern part of Beijing, the temple was first built in 1420 for the emperors to worship heaven and pray for abundant harvests.

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    The Temple Complex

    by keeweechic Written Jun 15, 2004

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    The complex is spread over an area of 270 hectares and consists of the Hall of Prayer, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, the three-tier Circular Altar, the Echoing Wall and the Thrice-Re-echoing Stone.

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    Temple of Heaven

    by geekgrrl Written Jun 12, 2004
    Temple of Heaven

    Built in 1420 this is where the emperors came to make sacrifices to heaven. It is larger than the Forbidden City. We didn't have much time here, so all we saw was the main Temple of Heaven.

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    Temple of heaven

    by Luchonda Updated Oct 26, 2003

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    The entrance to heaven

    Entrance to heaven - with a view on the temple and the highlights.The foundest memory on Beijng - besides the great wall and the forbidden city is this place! A must on your travel guide

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    An artistic view...

    by shivan Written Sep 13, 2003

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    Temple of Heaven

    ...compromised by this blurry pic.
    I decided to include it as well, because I loved the view.

    The place was well visited even if weather was foggy.

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    Stairways

    by shivan Updated Sep 5, 2003

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    Stairways

    Stairs everywhere.

    Access to the different buildings were possible through these beautiful stairways.

    The difficult part is to find the precise instant when you can make a picture free of people...

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    The Green Marble Brazier

    by shivan Updated Sep 4, 2003

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    The brazier

    The Circular Altar was the location where monks made their rites for fertility and good harvest.

    This Brazier served for offerings

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    The Temple of Heaven

    by shivan Written Sep 4, 2003

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    The Temple of Heaven

    Different day, same fog....

    That day we went to our last visit, the Temple of Heaven.

    I must say it is a must see but not as gorgeous as the other sites we saw.

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    Visit the Temple of Heaven

    by seagoingJLW Written Apr 17, 2003

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    Temple of Heaven

    The Temple of Heaven was founded in the first half of the 15th century. Its overall layout and the design of its buildings symbolize the relationship between earth and heaven.

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    Temple of Heaven

    by monica78 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    It was build in the beginning of 1400.
    This is one of the few buildings from the Ming dynasty which are in its originally structure.

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    Temple of Heaven

    by monica78 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Great arcitecture!!!
    China's largest existing temple complex, it used to serve for the worship of heaven and celebration of harvest by Ming and Qing emperors.

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    Tiantan Park (Circle Altar)

    by darthmilmo Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Round Altar at Tiantan (Temple of Heaven) Park presents a unique architectural wonder that allows you to go back to your childhood roots while yelling and clapping at the central stone.

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    -Tiantan Park (Temple of Heaven)

    by darthmilmo Written Aug 26, 2002

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    -Tiantan Park (Temple of Heaven)
    The towering Hall of Prayer for good Harvest dwarfs the rest of the buildings at Tiantan (Temple of Heaven) Park.

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