Temple of Heaven

Follow in the footsteps of Ming and Qing emperors with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, an imperial temple complex in Southeastern Beijing. It was in the iconic, circular Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests where the emperor prayed for good harvests. The expansive park that surrounds the Temple of Heaven is a great place to people watch.

When you’re in Beijing the Temple of Heaven is an absolute must. The temple is stunning but so is the park and surrounding grounds. Get there early to see local people doing their morning exercises and other activities (tai chi, chess, dancing and more), it’s a great place to escape the chaos of the big city. You’ll want to buy a ‘through ticket’ for 30 Yuan ($4.5), that gives you access to the temple, park, plus Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, The Imperial Vault of Heaven and the Circular Mound Altar.

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