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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 #8 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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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Temple of Heaven is in small park, and requires a separate fee for both park and temple. It's a nice one-time excursion, takes about 1-2 hours to walk around the park itself. ON weekends there is a good chance to see young couples in traditional wedding attire taking wedding photos, so that was interesting.

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Zushi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Tiantan Park is a great place to get to see the Temple of Heaven, Vault of Heaven and Mound of Heaven (make sure you stand on the top) but the real gem here is the elderly Chinese doing tai chi, sword dances, Tibetan dancing or even Zumba! People watch them playing hacky sack or Chinese chess or jump in.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We spend and afternoon here. Lots of walking involved and the kids got tired. Nice to see but it wouldn't be on my Top 5 things to do in Beijing.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You find it hard to get your mind around buildings over 600 years old and some even older. Complex is extensive,walk around thru emperors palaces and even the private dorms of his many concubines. Enjoy another time and world.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

enjoy the park surrounding this magnificent temple and spend time watching the locals dancing, singing and playing games.

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Appleton, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Although the temple itself is not big, the site it is on is huge with other historic buildings to see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Hot Hot Hot! Glad that we paid for a buggy ride all the way from the entrance of the park to the Temple of Heaven, otherwise we will be sweating buckets. The surrounding was peaceful. We managed to sight a couple taking wedding photos there.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The day we went it was really busy but isn't everywhere in Beijing busy? Luckily there is a lot of space at the Temple Of Heaven.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Ming architecture is exquisite and there are more varieties of Tai Chi than cornflakes in a box. There’s a lot I don’t understand about Chinese culture, and here in the grounds of the Temple of Heaven I realised I understood even less. A trip here won’t really help you understand it. But It’s an amazing place to see how... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It is nice........if you like that sort of thing and it's what you do when you visit foreign countries. Very crowded in July........summer holidays for Chinese.......and extremely hot. The architecture, colours and use of marble are nice. You are not allowed inside the temple but are allowed to access the small museum and other buildings. Maybe we were just "all... More

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