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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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Visited in Dec’18 on one of the coldest days in Beijing. Nice pictures there as the sky was clear blue against the colorful temple of heaven. Place was not too crowded as it was the low season and that gave us very good opportunity to...More
This was an interesting day trip which firstly had some Taichi exercise in the park followed by a walk through a community exercise park where many locals met each other and exercised on equipment in the park.
This was followed by a tour through the...More
This temples is round because the representation of the God of Heaven. Made without nails , the temple is not has big as others but it’s unique, and yes , if you are in Beijing take some time
from your invaluable visit to silk or...More
Response from Kimberly M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there....we visited the later in the day too, so we just saw the seniors all playing cards in the park.....but yes, we saw the dancing in groups in a small park just outside our hotel in Beijing the first night we were... More
Hi there....we visited the later in the day too, so we just saw the seniors all playing cards in the park.....but yes, we saw the dancing in groups in a small park just outside our hotel in Beijing the first night we were there....
Hi All We finally booked out holiday (or as we like to put it our 3rd honeymoon) to china for August 2009. As part of our holiday we will be arriving to Beijing at 09:30 on a Thursday morning, staying for 6 nights and leaving Beijing for Shanghai at 17:30 on Wednesday evening. A bit of information about us we are in our Twenties (actually I hit 30 this year and the wife is still in her early twenties) so getting around and mobility is not an issue. We have travelled to the Far East...More
December 23, 2008|
Great Wall: Strictly speaking, you don't really need a guide for any of this. You do need a way to get to the Great Wall, but a guide isn't much use once there. Hutongs: You can stroll around on your own, or hire a rickshaw guide on site. My guess is that hired guides may hire the rickshaw guide for you for the hutong, but perhaps some would show you around themselves. A guide or a guidebook with a guided walk can be helpful for this. Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace: you...More
First time in Beijing - please help (16 Replies)
Hi there, We are first timers in China, with smartours, but have a day and a half at leisure in Beijing. I was thinking one day we'd do: Forbidden City, Summerpalace and Temple of Heaven On the half day - i'd like to see the hutongs. In the evenings, we'd like to visit the night markets. Are they similar to ones in Bangkok (which we loved). Also , for vegetarian eating options - any suggestions? We are staying at the Courtyard Marriott. Thanks for your help.
March 23, 2010|
Are not Smart Tours covering The Summer Palace, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven or are you going back for a second visit ? The Summer Palace is very big so I don't think you will be able to fit in the Forbidden City as well, unless you rush. It's best to get an early start & get to the temple of Heaven by 6am. You will see local people out exercising, doing Tai Chi, Ballroom dancing. The Hutongs make a good 1/2 day tour. You can either do it yourself with a map or go with a tour...More
Don't visit Temple of heaven on 2nd of oct (2 Replies)
Today i saw the notice the Hall of payer of Good harvest(the most important building) will hold a ceremony on 2nd of oct,it is not open to the public,the other side of the park still open.If can't see the most important building in the temple if possible change another day to visit this place It doesn't say whether it open or close on 1st of oct,i guess still open
September 29, 2009|
Thanks again Qing. Hope it's quieter in Beijing today LOL.