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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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It was quite a long walk.We pay 28rmb to see the temple but its crowded so you cant see what you want to see inside. but temple itself from outside was worth to see. Huge park.i can imagine how busy this temple is during summer...More
The temple of heaven is breathtakingly beautiful. There are museums inside some of the buildings giving an insight into the Qing and Ming dynasty, however I would recommend getting a tour guide to get a better understanding. Make sure you try out the echo wall!!
Unless you're just traveling in China, you get used to not carrying cash around because you can pay everything digitally with Wechat or Alipay.
Temple of Heaven is cash only to get in. So make sure you have enough cash on you to buy your...More
Great recommendation from our hotel concierge. Stunning architecture and amazing history. Would have benefitted from a guide but you still get the grandeur from wandering around on your own, fascinating place.
Up until an hour before the concierge at the hotel recommended this site (the 1st I visited in China), I'd never heard of it, despite its pivotal cultural and political importance. I headed off with no expectations, and had marvelous afternoon. The setting is a...More
We loved this park area with all of the sections to see. Do a bit of research on lonley planet before you go so you know what you are looking at.
Try and go to the west side before 4pm as it shuts then.
Entrance to park was 10 yuan but if you like to see the temple also, you have to buy full ticket, 28 yuans.
Tourists are not allow to go inside the temple but you can see inside.
Park is nice and peaceful when you walk...More
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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 company...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.