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“Another temple! If time is very limited you could miss this.”
Review of Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven
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Beijing Temple of Heaven Admission Ticket
Ranked #4 of 1,567 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 14, 2013

Clearly a popular place for the locals to visit. Very busy, as are all the popular sights in the city.
Watching the locals playing cards and mahjong is entertaining.
The temple is not dissimilar to others and therefore if you only have limited time, I would suggest seeing the Forbidden City. The temple of heaven OR lama temple are worth a visit if you have plenty of time in Beijing.

Thank Zoola2000
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Its beautiful and amazing that it was build so many years ago without nails, complete tongue and gruve construction. walk into the buildings in the courtyard.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Large imposing structure. Interesting with steps and lots of walking to cover all the grounds. Everything in China is LARGE! Elderly Chinese playing games, ball room dancing, hacky sack,
And all sorts of exercise. Everyone looked fit and were having fun. They didn't mind if we joined in, in fact they seemed to enjoy our attempts. Just keep walking there's more to see.

1  Thank 59galtraveler
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Take a peaceful and restful walk through the beautiful gardens and visit the temple etc. Be aware that if you walk all the way through that it is rather a long way but you can get off the subway at one end and go on at another station at the other. Remember to take some water. Plenty of photo opportunities.

1  Thank Laird Philip K
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We visited the Temple of Heaven on a national holiday in China so I'm not sure if the same would apply on normal days but it was great to see people playing games and enjoying time with their families. Unfortunately we arrived after the temple itself closes so we could only view it through a gab between the doors :-( I'd recommend visiting during the day so you can see the temple in its full glory if you can (but if not the park is worth a visit in the evening if you're short on time).

Thank ScottandRhi
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