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Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)

Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
86-10-67028866
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Ranked #10 of 1,251 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Parks, Cultural
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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 Qing emperors to pay homage to Heaven and to pray for a year of rich harvest.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My better half and I visited this landmark temple during our visit to Beijing. It certainly deserved to declared as a UNESCO heritage site as it is truly a beautiful showcase of the fabulous ancient Chinese architecture. It is a colourful circular temple on a square base symbolizing the heaven and earth. It was built almost six decades ago during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A unique experience-unlike anything I have ever visited. Need quite a lot of energy to climb up. We were very lucky as we visited during APEC so the air quality was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Even though there's plenty of tourists milling about, this temple's grounds exuded peace and tranquility. Though you can only peak at the interiors, they were awe-inspiring. Mel worth a visit. This review is long overdue. We visited July 2012.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Nice view of Beijing from the temple. It's nice to watch the locals exercising in the morning. Lots of interesting facts about previous dynasties that helped to shape this temple. If you're into history this is the place for you.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing place.... I sound like I am gushing, but realistically just amazing....! Really worth a look by all people in Beijing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The experience starts even before you go into the temple. The temple grounds are host to many local activities, from singing groups to dancing lessons both traditional and ballroom. On Sundays a bride market takes place where local parents put out signs that show their daughters' age, measurements and a little about their personality for potential suitors. Certainly not the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The temple is at the summit of many stairs, so you feel as if you were climbing towards Heaven. It is round, with huge gold columns and red painted walls inside. The outside is decorated with blue background and intricate patterns. It's awesome and makes you feel spiritual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

big area, as everything in Beijing. But less crowded and can be treated as nice and relaxing walk. But you must walk a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

the Temple of Heaven doesn't seem to have the same crowd appeal as some of the other Beijing sights and so for me it's a great place to visit. The architecture is stunning. There are lots of interesting things going on in the surrounding areas, like disco dancing, card games, Chinese chess etc. I loved the relaxed and fun ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Temple of Heaven, and the vast park in which it is situated, well deserve their status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The multiple altars, buildings, and other structures in the ocmplex provide numerous insights into life in Imperial China -- not the least being that even Emperors would personally pray for good harvests. The complex has been well-preserved,... More

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