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Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)

Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
86-10-67028866
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Ranked #8 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Real gorgeous park. Very popular with locals. Live Music playing in various part of the park. People dancing to the people. Locals exercising. It was interesting to see coat hooks in the middle of the park so people can hang their coats and bags while exercising. Big boards where current local papers are posted. Hugh park with lots and lots... More

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very much better than The Forbidden City. The walk through the park is most enjoyable. This park is well used by locals for recreation - especially communal card playing. The temple itself is impressive from the outside and for the surrounding views, but you cannot get inside, just a glimpse of the blue ceiling.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic, historic site with fascinating history. Make sure you get a guide or read up so you know what you are looking at to fully appreciate it

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Saronno, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Must see if you are in Beijing. Very nice the park and all the ancient structures inside. If you have time take an audio guide (available in different languages). A thorough visit may take 2-3 hours. Nice to have a pic nic also in the park. Here you can also find many secular trees.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went here on our last day in Beijing, and enjoyed it. There are several different parts to the temple, and the park is pleasant.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

a well-groomed and beautiful park with a number of temples. cozy area to walk around in and there is a calm atmosphere. there are many older Chinese who enjoy their days here. some kick ball, others sing or dance. it cost 15 yuan for entrance and 45 if you want to get into the temple area.

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Palm Desert, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

After the Forbidden City, seeing the "Temple of Heaven" was another amazing sight. I discover it was built back in the 1400's and still standing. The design of the structure is just wonderful. I've just been in AWE in the whole city, with the beautiful modern buildings, the ancient structures have such charm and the engineering of lining up the... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Well kept or renovated temples in a huge park. Chinese people are playing cards, singing, exercising ... a masterpiece of cultural heritage.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The surrounding park is full of people in the morning and we spent over a hour strolling and people watching before we even took our "through ticket" in to see the building and the temple. There was a fashion shoot going on at the temple which was fun to watch. The audio guide I rented gave me some background about... More

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The temple was interesting and beautiful but really enjoyed seeing the locals hanging out in the park and on the covered walkway to the temple. Enjoyed seeing random strangers come together to play board games and cards.

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