The Temple of Heaven, is the place where the ancient emperor sacrificed for the Buddha. There are two places in the Temple of Heaven, one is the Temple of Heaven in Xi’an, and the other is the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, among which the Temple of Heaven in Beijing is much more famous. Beijing Temple of Heaven is located in Beijing, in the southeast of the former Beijing outer city. It is located in the south of the city, just south by east of the Forbidden City. It was built in the 18th year of the Ming Dynasty Yongle (1420). It was the land of the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in ancient China to worship heaven. The total area is 273 hectares. It is the building used by the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties to “sacrifice the heavens” and “pray the valley”.
In 1961, the State Council announced that the Temple of Heaven was a “national key cultural relics protection unit.” In 1998, it was recognized by UNESCO as a “World Cultural Heritage”. After two years of overhaul, the Tiantan Beishen Kitchen and the North Zaiyan Pavilion Complex were opened to tourists in early November 2015.
The scope of the Temple of Heaven is particularly large. For those visitors come to visit the Temple of Heaven, please be sure to buy a joint ticket.
Because the most iconic building of the Temple of Heaven – the Hall of Prayer, is necessary to buy a joint ticket to view it! If you only buy the normal ticket to enter the front gate and don’t buy tickets for inside attractions, you can only watch trees in the park.
The joint ticket includes not only the front gate ticket, but also the tickets for the inside attractions. You can visit the Hall of Prayer, Imperial Heavenly Vault (Echo Wall) and Circular Mound Altar. The most important attractions in the Temple of Heaven is what is said above: The Hall of Prayer, Imperial Heavenly Vault (Echo Wall) and Circular Mound Altar.
These three attractions are on the central axis of the park and it is enough to visit for two hours.