"head straight to the famed ..." Temple of Heaven Tip by Krystynn

Temple of Heaven, Beijing: 16 reviews and 17 photos


Favorite thing: head straight to the famed <b><u>TEMPLE OF HEAVEN</u></b>.

This place was considered highly sacred and it was here that the Emperor performed major religious rites annually. Just before the winter solstice, the Emperor and his ENORMOUS entourage would walk through this place to the <b><u>Imperial Vault of Heaven</u></b> in total silence. Well, if mere mortals like you and I were living in those era (read: commoners), we would definitely not be allowed to view this event. Sigh. Anyhow, it is at <b><u>THE HALL OF PRAYER FOR GOOD HARVESTS</u></b> that the Emperor would come each year to pray to heaven for - (guess?!) - a bountiful harvest, of course.

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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