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Address: Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Phone Number: 86-10-67028866
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Built in 1420 with a total area of 270 acres, this is the largest building...
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.
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Great to spend a spring day here.

Get up early to make your way to the Temple of Heaven. People are out for morning exercise but the crowds are not so much. The history and culture taking place here was truly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Get up early to make your way to the Temple of Heaven. People are out for morning exercise but the crowds are not so much. The history and culture taking place here was truly one of the best escapes in Beijing.

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Beamsville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Tiantan Park was full of seniors. They were exercising. It some areas they were dancing, doing tai chi, playing a hackeysack-type game, playing with a paddle and weight, using gym equipment like bars, bikes, weights and on and on. But there were others singing, knitting and matchmaking for their children and grandchildren. The temple itself was also good. The phoenix... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did a large group tour that stopped at a few a of the big land marks around Beijing, but this was one of my favorites. I just felt that is was so pretty and had some great detail and color. It was also one of the least busy of the places that we went so that helped too. Some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visit mid week to get full enjoyment from this historical fascinating building. It's a great place to get some relaxation in the centre of China's capital City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is not the biggest nor the most important building in Beijing, but it is the most stunning. Built in the round and without any nails or screws, this timber structure decorated in many colours in mind blowing. I doubt it could be repeated today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This was our second stop after walking through the Forbidden City and was amazing with its huge park of 267 acres. The temple is one of China's finest examples of Ming architecture and was the sacred ground where the emperors performed major ceremonial rites. The walkway in towards the temple is lined with locals playing chinese games and is fascinating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting architecture and well interpreted by private guide. easy to access by public transport and many locals in attendance so it ddn't seem totally touristy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The temple of heaven is an interesting monument that can only be understood with the story and practices that took place in ancient times. An impressive structure that showcases engineering ingenuity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A rather unimposing entrance but as you wander through the grounds stunning magical vistas open up. The buildings are perfectly proportioned and, on the wonderful sunny day I went, strongly silhouetted against a bright blue sky. Large area so not crushed in by tourists. Allow half a day to wander and discover the nooks and crannies of the park-seats are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A bit like Russian Dolls. It goes on and on. A great sense of history but I felt that it was a little neglected.

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