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Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)

Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
86-10-67028866
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As featured in 3 days in Beijing
Ranked #7 of 1,242 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I mean - it was different then any other palace I had ever seen, but I can't say anything remarkable about it. I don't think I would have missed anything I we skipped this on our tour.

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Varkala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a truly amazing place, its best to get here about 6am, and you can watch the local community start their day. people practice tai chi, they ballroom dance, they play badminton and some jog and others walk, its a peaceful and happy place

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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Different from the rest and an interesting walk, we didn't see the whole park and just went to the main building, but still it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This a little way out of the central city but well worth the effort - subway Line 5 to Tiantan Dongmen station exit A will get you there. Different in that this temple and gardens were specifically designed to meet the religious (and sacrificial!) needs of the Ming and Qing dynasties. This includes the impressive Circular Mound Alter, the Echo... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited this through Tian Tan Park after a hectic tour through Tian'an Men Square and the Forbidden City. It is well worth it as a last stop. The park is wonderfully relaxing, and at the end of the day (the temples gates closed behind us as we left!) it is deserted. It is great wandering around with no-one in... More

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Cologne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Temple of Heaven is actually a park with several sacred buildings in them. Having been to many temples this one was somehow different, special and in a way breathtaking. I barely get that feeling when being one of thousand tourists around, however temple of heaven impressed me and I recommend going.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a guide to tell us the history, took vantage point pictures...spend the money and get a guide- otherwise you might just be looking at. A blue topped dome!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Temple is unusual and very picturesque, perched on a hill inside a fairly large park {Tiantan Park) used by locals to practice the arts of card playing, singing, dancing as well as other strenuous activities. Well worth a couple of hours to take in how the locals enjoy themselves, and of course the Temple of Heaven.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Costs 35 yuan to enter, but another 20 yuan to get into 天坛 itself which is slightly annoying. But the views and things you get to see more than make up for it. Park is meticulously maintained and you get to see many visitors engaging in park activities like sports, games and the like. Overall a great place to visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful all I can say what a place...the view, the building the whole place is fantastic, traditional Chinese talented workmanship

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