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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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the temple of dawn is one of the must see places in Beijing. it is very impressive and very well preserved. it might be better to read about it before or have a guided tour in order to understand the history and importance of it...More
One can get tired of visiting temples in China. This was our first, however, and it was majestic. Everything in China is just a bit bigger than elsewhere - I liked this temple because it had a lovely view although it was pretty crowded.
This was one of my most favourite places that I visited in Beijing!
There is just something beautiful about the Temple. If you are visiting, go early in the morning, because there will be a lot of people (especially if you wanna take some nice...More
The Temple of Heaven is another breath taking sight in Beijing. The architecture is amazing and the engraving and carving are fantastic. Visit the park beside the Temple and join in the fun with the locals.
I went with a fellow faculty member and we hit The Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace on the same day. We walked over 26 miles and probably could have used a little more time in each. I'd recommend doing each in a day and...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....
Response from EllaPeach | Reviewed this property |
I traveled to the temple of heaven on my own not knowing any Chinese and was easily able to buy a ticket at the gate. There are several levels of tickets to the temple of heaven but I would recommend just getting the one... More
I traveled to the temple of heaven on my own not knowing any Chinese and was easily able to buy a ticket at the gate. There are several levels of tickets to the temple of heaven but I would recommend just getting the one that lets you have entry into all parts. You’re really not talking much money to begin with. We didn’t take any commercial tours as we had a Chinese friend with us for the rest of our tour throughout Beijing. Should you desire to walk through chairman Mao’ tomb to view his body, keep in mind that it’s free however you cannot take any backpacks or packages in with you. Audio guides are available in many tourist sites and I would recommend doing them as the English explanations in many states are very poor and leave you wondering what they’re trying to inform you off. The Temple of Heaven had the best English signage. Keep your passport with you as many places want to see that document. An additional vantages it proves your age and if by any chance you happen to be 65 or older you get in free many places. Don’t worry about trying to see everything as you simply can’t. Just enjoy what you see with what time you have and don’t stress out. Have a fun trip.