Beijing Taimiao Temple

Beijing Taimiao Temple

Beijing Taimiao Temple
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Much more peaceful than Forbidden City
Sep 2019
Much more peaceful than Forbidden City
It is located at the east of Tiananmen Square, just before the entrance to the Forbidden City. I entered from this south gate and was pleasantly surprised it was free. It is much more peaceful here, with only a few visitors compared to the hordes of visitors at the Forbidden City.

This place is more like a park, with lots of cypress trees and greenery, though there are a few pavilions too. I spent about an hour leisurely strolling this quiet compound. Note that the south gate is only for entrance but not exit. As such, I had to exit at the east gate. Surprising, the east gate has a ticketing office, with an entrance fee 15rmb.
Written November 1, 2019
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ArthurWang095
Taichung, Taiwan4,255 contributions
Worth To Pay A Visit - 值得一訪
Aug 2019 • Family
This is the temple for sure worth a visit if in town. It is built at Ming Dynasty back to 1420 & is emperors family temple for their ancestors. The pine trees are huge & beautiful. The temple is old, solemn & in big scale. It will be nice to do a bit internet research before you come. It was very nice to walk around the place.
如果在北京很值得來走一走,早在1420明朝就有的皇帝拜祖先的家廟在1420年明朝就有了,這個皇帝家廟很老、很莊嚴也很大,來之前先上網看一看他的歷史和沿革再來最好,在這裡走一走很舒服。
Written August 9, 2019
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Golfille
Sion, Switzerland43 contributions
代表性的建筑 representative architecture
Jul 2018 • Family
Worth visiting if you don’t want to queue for entering the Forbidden city.
15 yuan / person
There is no historical information about the temple at place, except some about when the last president used the rings for the last time.
Paying only 2 Yuan would let you get into the garden....

Written July 22, 2018
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Hidden temple
Mar 2017 • Family
This temple is located at the east of Tiananmen Square and before the entrance to the Forbidden City. It was originally the Royal Ancestral Temple and was used by the royal family members to make offerings to their ancestors. It is now a park and entrance is only RMB2. Visitors normally make a beeline to the Forbidden City without noticing this building. The architecture here is similar to the Forbidden City, with lots of ancient pine trees and no crowds.
Written March 31, 2017
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,061 contributions
An almost invisible temple.
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is a lovely temple, located just next to the Forbidden city, but this is the reason nobody ever visits it, as it's so easily overlooked with all the hype of the Forbidden city.
If you can find it, give it a couple of minutes of your time, as it features some lovely architecture elements.
Written February 7, 2017
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BhawaniPathania
Mumbai, India3,757 contributions
Neglected cousin...
Oct 2015 • Business
After buying the entry tickets, if you look towards the left, you will find this building. With the entire crowd making a beeline towards the Forbidden city, you almost wonder why there is no one here. We decided to take a peak. And trust me, what we saw really was impressive.

Great example of traditional Chinese architecture. The simplicity and beauty almost captivate you. What we did not realise during the visit was the peaceful, uninterrupted viewing really would be the last for the day. For as we entered the Forbidden city, teeming mass of humanity almost mobbed us.

Please do visit this place. It's the Forbidden city architecture, without the crowds.

Written December 17, 2015
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SSLOVEKK
El Paso, TX184 contributions
Classic Emperial Architecture
Oct 2012 • Solo
Very majestic emperial architecture. In the middle line of Beijing city. The ticket price is so cheap. A must see in Beijing.
Written September 22, 2013
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Travellover6128
San Francisco, CA3,092 contributions
So peaceful, definitely worth a visit
Sep 2013 • Couples
As you stand outside the south entrance of the forbidden city, with Tian'anmen behind directly behind you, the entrance to this temple is on the right. Easily missed as there are no visible signs. However once you walk up to the entrance there is a small plaque advising you that you have arrived at the a Imperial Ancestral Temple.
Considering the amount of people visiting next door, I was expecting this to be extremely busy. I couldn't have been more wrong! Inside the park grounds and the temple, there were barely any other visitors. There were a number of groups doing tai chi and Pilates on the grass and some women practising a beautiful dance to Chinese music with coloured fans, which gave the park an amazing authentic feeling.
Once we found the main temple complex there was a fashion photo shoot of bridal gowns being shot. It was lovely to watch the women pose in the stunning dresses on the steps of the majestic temple.We really enjoyed wondering around the whole complex, taking in the atmosphere and culture and stopping occasionally on the plentiful benches located around the park.
We had no idea of the history of the temple until we researched iron the Internet later in the day and discovered that, during both the Ming and Qing Dynasties, sacrificial ceremonies were held on the most important festival occasions in honor of the imperial family's ancestors.
Written September 14, 2013
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Alienandbear
Daly City, California, United States155 contributions
Cheap version of the Forbidden Palace
May 2013 • Friends
If you don't want to pay the 60 rmb to get in the Forbidden city and you want to avoid the crowds and just want to take a picture of the architecture I would advise you to come here.

It cost only 2 rmb to come here.

There are little to no people in this area. Many photographers select this area to take wedding photos of couples here because of how little people come here.

The architecture of the building seem better preserved than those in the forbidden city.

Summary-
Come here if you want to just take pictures of buildings and the Forbidden city is to expensive for you
Bathrooms- squatters but clean
Written September 10, 2013
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DNinNYC
Brooklyn, NY14 contributions
Surprisingly lovely
May 2013 • Solo
I'd been to the Imperial Palace twice before, but was wandering around the Tiananmen area and noticed this park. It was quite peaceful and very well maintained (gorgeous peonies in early May). I chatted with one of the people maintaining the grounds, who had lots to say about the old trees, and there was an older gentlemen playing the Er-hu (a two-stringed lute). It was not as lively as some of the other parks I've been to (perhaps it was the 2 quai entrance fee), but there was a refined peacefulness about it, and the temple itself was a jewel. The only hubbub came from the phalanx of wedding photographers and brides and grooms who wanted to have their pictures taken in front of the temple (and I have to say, I took some pleasure investigating the temple thoroughly so as to delay some of their pictures a bit).
Written May 19, 2013
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