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The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

 
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added on the 15th of September, 2010
Bigger than the Forbidden city, this park and religious complex is one of the main attractions of Beijing. Originally built during the Ming and Qing Dynasty, as the worshiping place of the emperor, the park is now a social center for locals and visitors.

The interesting thing about the place is that you can see many people practicing singing, kung-fu or tai-chi, though this a quite common in any Chinese park. For Westerners, though, it is an interesting sight.

The Temple is also famous for its trees of various species. Though some of them are quite small, they are hundreds of years old, and still taken good care of. With all its inhabitants and buildings, The Temple of Heaven is a place to visit even if you spend only a little time in Beijing.

Address:
Tiantan Donglu, Chóngwén, Beijing, China

Price:
Admission in low season is Y10 and Y15 in high season.

Opening Hours:
Open daily 06:00-21:00 (park), 08:00-18:00 (sights)

How to get there:
With subway Line 5 travel to Tiantan Dongmen Station, exit on Exit A1and where you'll find the East Gate of the Park of Temple of Heaven.

 
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