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Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)

Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
86-10-67028866
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Ranked #7 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
4.5 of 5 stars 4,084 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Parks, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Built in 1420 with a total area of 270 acres, this is the largest...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Parks, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.
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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Every body write enough things about the temple,I want just to say about the park.Its very beautiful,spend some time here just to wonder around.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

What a world of difference! My second visit to this attraction was on a Sunday and wow, this place truly came alive. Retired South Beijing folks congregate here for social activities. Opera singing, chess game, badminton, Latin dancing accompanied by Chinese music (!), cultural dance and singing were played before our eyes. The gardens were perfectly manicured and well maintained.... More 

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North Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really impressive and one of the highlights when visiting. Try and go in the morning. You willsee lots of senior citizens sitting about playing games or dancing or singing. We did a Tai Chi lesson while we were there. The temple itself is impressive but the gardens and the other buildings are well worth the visit. Keep your eyes peeled... More 

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the Temple of Heaven in the evening, just as the sun was setting, and it was absolutely amazing! As we walked in we enjoyed seeing the Chinese people in their natural environment enjoying the park that surrounds the temple. The long, covered pathway that was once the entrance for sacrifices and is now an organized gambling area was... More 

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Bridgeton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We entered the Park through the North Gate and walked past many Chinese locals enjoying what we were told was an unusual sunny, blue-sky day, with no smog. There was plenty of Chinese music and dancing going on, and Tai Chi exercises, and people playing badminton, flying kits, and the like. The Park was being heavily used! The Temple Courtyard... More 

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Macau Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

You see the temple on so many things about China, so when you get to see it up close and personal it really makes you appreciate what an effort had to go into building it. The grounds are also very nice.

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

At the temple of heaven I realized how big the ancient Chinese people believed in a higher power. They were convinced that there was and after life and they built their temples keeping always that in mind.

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Chongqing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This attraction is my favorite because of the historical importance to the people of the time. Our guide, Cady Liu, made it very memorable because without her teaching us the facts regarding the importance this site had to the people we would not have understood anything about it.

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Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

To get to the Temple of Heaven you travel through a park where there's a lot of groups engaging in choral singings, ball room dancing, knitting, playing cards, and sports. It's a huge community center where people meet and engage in recreational activities. The Temple of Heaven is where the Emperor prayed for a good harvest. The colors on the... More 

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North Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We only visited the temple and didn't walk very far around the park. It's worth a look if you like this sort of thing !

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