We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)

Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
86-10-67028866
Website
Update attraction details
As featured in 3 days in Beijing
Ranked #4 of 1,229 attractions in Beijing
Book a Tour

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
Write a Review

2,996 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,678
    1,038
    256
    16
    8
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent place to visit, again plenty of open spaces even thought there were a lot of others visiting, you will need a few hours to get round the whole place and take it all in, wear trainers as there are a lot of steps and walking to do. Take some water with you and sun protection as little shade once... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
80 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the Temple of Heaven Park several years ago and were given about 20 minutes to explore this fabulous attraction. We therefore advise you not to visit this on a tour. This time we did it independently as we knew we didn't see it properly. We bought through through tickets at 35 RMB which gave us entry to everything... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I liked the Temple of Heaven best of all the sights in Beijing. It wasn't too huge but very very pretty and had a nice friendly feel to it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is an extensive park with a number of buildings, museums and temples to view. You should start at the North Gate and buy a 'through' ticket as it allows access to all of the buildings - a basic ticket is for the Gardens/Park only. the gardens are well-maintained and provide a less-crowded route through this normally busy attraction. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westwoodside
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Nice to see but the country is full of temples and unless you are a temple viewing expert once you have seen one they appear to be the same.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
85 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Indeed a very interesting place to visit, the round temple is unusual. What impressed us most, how the locals (mostly seniors) felt happily integrated in their own little world, either playing chess, cards, mahjong, a bit of acrobatic, dancing , singing, and other just having a siesta in the park. They did look all very happy! Amazing to see how... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It's amazing that most of the structures that were built by the Chinese over the centuries were all constructed of wood and the roofing was made of glazed tiles and the "Temple of Heaven" was another example and again the maintenance would have been on-going over the hundreds of years. You cannot enter the interior of the Temple but can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Apart from the important cultural significance of the temple itself, the park was full of people doing their own thing - singing, dancing, playing chess or taiqi. A really lovely atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Solihull, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The temple of heaven is the largest extant sacrifices to heaven. Many people vist this place to enjoy the day. Wach the older generation taking part in different activites to pass there time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We did this without a guide and enjoyed our time here. It is beautiful and the grounds are just massive. There are plenty of locals who spend time here (many of whom are dancing and relaxing - very fun to watch). There are restrooms available and snacks/drinks for purchase. Go early to avoid crowds.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park) also viewed

 

Been to Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing