Located at Chongwen District, the Temple of Heaven was the venue for the Ming and Qing emperors to offer sacrifices to the Heaven and pray for harvest. This temple was built in the 18th year during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle in 1420.
Covering 2.7 million square meters, Temple of Heaven is the existing largest temple in China. Its main structure comprises Circular Vault of Heaven, Circular Mound Alter, Hall of Prayers for Good Harvest and Palace of Fast. It is famous for its precise outlay, unique architectural structures and decorations.
In December 1998, Temple of Heaven was inscribed into the UNESCO's World Heritage List. A trip to the Temple of Heaven will be obviously an exciting experience during your vacation.
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