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The Temple of Heaven

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:13 pm
by inbeijing
Telephone:8610-67028866 Address:No.7, Dongli in the Temple of Heaven,Chongwen District Ticket: Apr.1-Oct.31:RMB35/through ticket,RMB15/admission Nov.1-Mar.31:RMB30/through ticket,RMB10/admission

The Temple of Heaven was the place where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship Heaven and pray for bumper crops. The northern part of the outer surrounding wall is semi-circular in shape while the southern part square, a pattern symbolic of the ancient belief that Heaven was round and the earth square. The double surrounding wall separates the temple into two parts—the inner and outer temples with the main structures in the inner one, covering a space of 273 hectares in all.

Built first in 1420(the 18th year of Emperor Yongle's reign of the Ming Dynasty), and then expanded and reconstructed during the Ming Emperor Jiajing's reign and Qing Emperor Qianlong's reign, the Temple of Heaven is a grand and magnificent masterpiece of architecture with a formal and solemn environment. Since the founding of New China, the government has allotted a great sum of money to protect and restore the cultural monuments there. The Temple of Heaven with its long history, deep cultural content and magnificent architectural style mirrors the ancient culture of the Orient.

A masterpiece of the Ming and Qing architectural art and a precious example of China's ancient architecture, the Temple of Heaven is the largest architectural group for worshipping Heaven in the world.

Bus: 5, 20,35,53,106,120,743,803 and Yuntong 102, as well as Beijing Subway Line 5
Opening Hours: Working hours at the four entrances: 6:00-21:00
Working hours at the scenic spots:
From March 1 to June 30: 8:00-17:30.
From July 1 to October 31: 8:00-18:00.
From November 1 to February 28 of the coming year: 8:00- 17:00.

Minyuan Restaurant

Minyuan Restaurant in the Temple of Heaven is located outside of Xitianmen of Qigutan (Altar of Praying for Good Harvest), and is one of the designated tourist restaurants in the first group named by the National Tourism Administration. It serves Guangdong dishes and the food with the court flavor. Of late, the restaurant has developed the "Food for Emperors at Zhaigong of the Temple of Heaven". The restaurant can accommodate 400 persons for dinner. It ever entertained UN officials and officials from the International Olympic Committee.

Electronic Guide

1. Locations: At the four entrances of the park;
2. Working hours: 08:00 - 17:00
3. Languages available: Chinese, Cantonese, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Germany and Spanish;
4. Charges:
a) For Chinese language, a deposit of RMB100 will be collected from visitors and it will be refunded to them after the device is returned and a rental of RMB10 should be paid;
b) For other languages, a deposit of RMB100 will be collected from visitors and it will be refunded to them after the device is returned and a rental of RMB40 should be paid.

Re: The Temple of Heaven

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:25 pm
by Bienk
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Re: The Temple of Heaven

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:43 pm
by Anwen
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Re: The Temple of Heaven

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:35 pm
by Marvelous
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