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Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park)
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2-Hour Temple of Heaven Walking Tour
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Temple of Heaven and Tai Chi Tour
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Beijing Full-Day Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace
Ranked #9 of 1,616 things to do in Beijing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Temple of Heaven was well worth a visit. The whole area was massive, the grounds themselves were worth wandering through, seeing the locals practicing their martial art and game skills.
We purchased headsets which were very reasonably priced at 40 RMB, plus a 100 RMB deposit each. The amazing thing about them was that they were GPS enabled, so wherever we walked the headset would know our exact location, and tell us where to look and what to see.
This really brought the whole place alive giving a detailed understanding of everything that we were seeing.
The BYO toilet paper applies here, like in most places and the toilets are far from heaven, although waiting for the disabled one meant, avoiding having to squat.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful place to check out if you have much time in Beijing. You will see many temples on your visit. If pressed for time, go to summer palace instead

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

The park offered a shady oasis on a hot morning. What fun to watch the dancing, hacky sacks, and karaoke! One of our friends joined in the dancing, and we all did tai chi with 3 agile and talented women. The park was clean and well-kept. It was understandable why so many retired people congregate there to socialize and exercise. We strolled through the park to the temple. The architecture was beautiful, and the grounds clean and well-maintained, and full of roses!

Thank Margaret481
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

In the Hutong district not far from the Drum Tower, this was a real find – in more ways than one. We had a guide – he couldn’t find it. He used his iPhone and asked locals three times to get directions. It is down a tiny Hutong lane and then hidden away round another corner. Also cars can’t get much closer than the Drum Tower – the main street is for buses only. So good luck finding this place!
Dali is a major city in the Yunnan province in the far SW corner of China nestled alongside Tibet and Burma. The southern provinces tend to have much hotter and spicier food and this was certainly the case here. We had a set menu meat, fish and vegetables. Everything was delicious, but it was close to my limit for spice and chillies and I did try to avoid eating any actual chillies. There was more than enough food for the three of us.
Aside from the food, it is a delightful place – based around a small courtyard with a water feature in one corner and a temple (or shrien?) in another corner. We sat inside where it was cooler. There were 5 tables inside and about 4 in the courtyard. I imagine in the evenings either is equally comfortable – we were there at lunchtime and the sun was shining into the courtyard.

Thank DrVon2
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Well worth a look, much more so than the forbidden city. The craftsmanship is amazing and the preservation of everything is remarkable. It is lovely walking through the spotlessly clean park and watching the old couple dancing and practicing tai chi. A great place to get some respite from the hustle and bustle of Beijing.

Thank RobinVHN
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