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Address: Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Phone Number: 86-10-67028866
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Built in 1420 with a total area of 270 acres, this is the largest building...
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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The great joy of this park is not the actual Temple of Heaven, but the masses of people who gather here on weekend mornings, turning the park into a carnival-like atmosphere of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The great joy of this park is not the actual Temple of Heaven, but the masses of people who gather here on weekend mornings, turning the park into a carnival-like atmosphere of ladies line-dancing and old men doing gymnastics, opera singers performing alongside choruses, and much more. By all means, see the Temple of Heaven, but reserve most of your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Chinese people seem to be quite social. What was most interesting about this place is that there are literally hundreds of local seniors who visit this park to get together to sing songs, play games such as Go (a tactical game akin to Chess), work on dances, play cards, socialize, etc. Some of the groups were 20 or less... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful places in the world, absolutely stunning. The park is compact and you could walk around it quite quickly, but it really is one of the most spectacular places in the world so you should really take your time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very much enjoyed the temple of heaven buildings are amazing to see with brilliant colours. I had a couple of hours and enjoyed strolling around a reading about the historic significance of this place. It's set up well and does explain the meaning of the temple in different languages which is very helpful.

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Fuzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

When you get off the metro at the temple of heaven, the old pearl market is just across the road. Its a big indoor bazaar which sells everything. Take the pedestrian bridge to cross the road. Nobody had told me these two places were so closeby, so i'm telling you so that you can allow more time. The grounds of... More 

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St. Croix
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The dragon and phoenix columns around this temple were as exquisite as the temple's mosaics and AMAZING construction. Built without any fasteners, like an intricate, huge lincoln-log-structure in the round...in full color. Spectacular.

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Staying in Beijing, we actually took the subway to a stop very near the temple. The Temple of Heaven was awesomely beautiful. The craftmenship of the builders was amazing. The people were very friendly and we really enjoyed the sights here. This is a must see in Beijing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

this is an absolutley gorgeous building. the history is unbelivable. take time to enjoy the large park that is nearly as large as central park in NY. Take a picnic and sit and relax. watch the elderly play cards or chess. The beautiful gardens are amazing and then.... the temple. what can i say - wow... to think there is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Set in nice parkland, very clean, views of the city but that's about it. Not sure it's worth the effort to get there if I'm honest - most interesting aspect was the numerous couples having their wedding photos taken

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the various activities happening throughout the impeccably maintained grounds and seeing the beautiful temple! Saw so many bride/groom couples taking their wedding photos :) Would be a great place to have an outdoor lunch or a stroll/jog for exercise. Thought it was neat to see the older people playing their card games under one of the covered walkways Disliked:... More 

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Address: Address: Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Phone Number: 86-10-67028866
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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