Local Time & Weather

Beijingbooming metropolis

  • Bookmark and Share

Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

Shutterstock.com, Max Studio


What is your rating?

17422
1 star
2 star
3 star
4 start
5 star
CLOSE

Temple of Heaven

Tiantan Road

Chongwen District

86-10-6702-8866

www.tiantanpark.com

Hours:  Daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Price:  All-inclusive: Approx. $5; Park admission: Approx. $3

Type:  Monuments & Historic Sites

15th-century emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty built the Temple of Heaven Century to make offerings to heaven, ask for bountiful crops and good health. Nearly everything within the temple incorporates symbolism—including basic shapes (squares signify earth, circles point to heaven) and numbers (threes and nines especially, as Chinese numerology deems them lucky). Visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an impressive three-towered tiered wooden structure known for its beautiful blue-tiled roof and spectacular craftsmanship (not one nail was used in its constructions. Figure that one out). Another piece of advice: don’t forget to look up! This is a favorite spot for flying traditional Chinese kites.

39.8837199
116.4129684
Temple of Heaven
Tiantan Road
Chongwen District
Beijing
100061
86-10-6702-8866

Spill It: Tell Us What You Think!

Leave message
Name:
Your URL:
Your e-mail:
Message:
 
Enter security code:
 Security code
 

Delta Sky Picks

// NIGHTLIFE

FEATURED // Centro

// SHOPPING

FEATURED // Spin

スカイマガジン日本語版

スカイマガジン日本語版

Read the Japanese version of Sky!

Stay Current

Subscribe to our free e-newsletter to get editor tips on Delta destinations and updates on new restaurants, nightlife, attractions, shops, events, contest alerts and more!

Sign up now!