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Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)

Address: Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Phone Number: 86-10-67028866
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The place is worth visiting. Well maintained lawns and trees. The temple is beautiful and so is the long colourful corridor. Lots of people playing cards/gambling all along the corridor. Saw many groups singing. Pleasant atmosphere all around.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Take time to take in the locals, singing, dancing, playing cards and much more . Fascinating as you enter this amazing building

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Hyderabad
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The temple is worth visiting to see and experience Chinese architecture and culture! It is also funny to watch local senior citizens laze around the temple corridors and play a variety of board games and cards!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Sure, the place was nice from the architectural point of view. But looking back, after visiting a number of cities (travelled around in China for a month), I won't remember this place as a cultural "pearl". What I did remember is watching local people spending their weekends in this park. It's a nice change from touristic attractions, when you can... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture. It was a great sightseeing addition which was included with the many other attractions in the area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This one is down to personal taste. It has very large gardens, and the temples are certainly magnificent architecture. If your not into architecture, and that's me, it does start to look a bit the same after a while. If you are goign to the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City then you could miss this one. If it part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We really enjoyed the Temple of Heaven as a family. It was part of a full day that included Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Old Beijing Hutong and an Acrobatic Show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Temple of Heaven is a must see but does not take long , good to go there when the sun is out and the sky is blue as it shows of all the beautiful detail of this stunning temple

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

400 years ago, this was a place for the emperor to pray to the sky, it's mysterious and serious, now, it's a park full of Beijingese over 40s, playing cards, tai qin, badminton, dancing. It's lively and welcoming. They are super friendly, if you'd like to play with them, you can definitely join the party and enjoy a moment being... More 

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Eilat, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Fun to see the residents come out and do their thing first thing in the morning. Tai chi. Cards. Dominoes. dancing. Badminton. An experience. And the temple is quite empty early.

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