Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Temple of Heaven
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Parks • Religious Sites • Government Buildings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from A$5.65
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richiel747
Richmond, Canada323 contributions
Jan. 2022
Beautiful and peaceful visit to the Temple of Heaven. It was busy on New Years Day and many come to pray at the beginning of the New Year. With Covid restrictions in place, we could not buy a ticket via WeChat however we were able to pay for the ticket in cash when we arrived on site. As a visitor, you do need your passport number to visit the site. The history is incredible and it provides great insight to the spiritual side of ancient times. The buildings are amazing and if you time you visit right when the light is low, the sun lights up the interiors so you can really appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of these buildings. You can race around and see the buildings or spend a lot of time wandering around.
Written 1 January 2022
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
Nov. 2021
I frequently visit to immerse myself in the history and culture of the Ming Dynasty. This is a large complex on about 2.7 square hectares, originally constructed from 1406 to 1420.
Written 7 December 2021
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Malgorzata
10,698 contributions
Oct. 2020
The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century, is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. An example of wooden Chinese architecture. The 40-meter-long circular Pavilion of Prayer for the Annual Harvest, which does not use nails, is an example of Confucian architecture that dates back to the Ming era. In its overall layout and that of its individual buildings, it symbolizes the relationship between earth and heaven, the human world and God's world. A beautiful place, extremely charming, peaceful and unique. Worth seeing.
Written 29 September 2021
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Bobby Prince
Shandong, China302 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Solo
This place is huge, There are several temples to explore. You will do a lot of walking. Overall, it's a great place!
Written 20 August 2021
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,236 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Hugeeeee place to walk and explore. Lovely architecture and an historical place in Beijing. Lots of photo opportunities here! The temples here were visited by emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties to pray for good harvest.
Written 29 May 2021
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA783 contributions
May 2021
Beautiful and expansive grounds with the actual Temple as the highlight. As a foreigner, make sure you buy tickets on WeChat (follow their official account) in advance and carry your passport with you. Easy to then just have your QR code scanned and get in. Don't just go and hope you get tickets. While crowded, grounds are vast and you can check our gardens, other temples, courtyards, altars etc. We were lucky and caught sunshine which made for great pictures. Definitely do when in Beijing.
Written 9 May 2021
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issbelle
15 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Friends
Quite a beautiful park but it does get very busy. I’d recommend to go there early!
Family friendly and easy to get around.
Written 3 May 2021
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English Bunny
Valenciennes, France25 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Solo
It's pretty but the fee to see it is too much, and you're quickly bored. It's fine if you want to go for touristy pictures but it doesn't offer anything more, and looks dull on a grey day
Written 27 March 2021
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Katherine D
Cambridge, MA196 contributions
Mar. 2020
We loved that there was a park surrounding the temple, and people going about their normal routines. It was great to feel connected to the locals in the park, and then be able to tour one of the top attractions in Beijing. This was our first stop in Beijing. I definitely recommend researching what gate you want to start from (we did south to north). Lots of accessible restrooms.
Written 22 February 2021
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Zarza's Travels
China373 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Solo
Learning the history of this temple was fascinating, the number of times it had had to have been rebuilt / restored. The intricacies of the echo stone, and the boxes inside were fascinating to learn about.
Written 1 January 2021
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Temple of Heaven is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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