travelgrove Travel Tips
 

The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

 
00
    
Legend
  • Sightseeing travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: n/a
tomtum's pictureby tomtum Sightseeing travel tip
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.

 
Tiananmen Square in BeijingThe Summer Palace in Beijing
 
 
 
Sightseeing
tips

Recent travel tips for Beijing

  • The Lama Temple in Beijing
    Dating back to the Qing dynasty, the Lama Temple is the most magnificent Buddhist temple in China. Built similarly to other great imperial buildings, with golden-tiled rooftops, red walls, multi-colored glaze tiles, the temple's [...]
    D: n/a00
  • The Forbidden City
    Built in 1420, the Forbidden City has been the sacred place of emperors, and was unreachable for any other man. Consisting of buildings, courtyards, gardens and halls, the 'city' is one of the world's largest palace complexes. The most [...]
    D: n/a00
  • Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant in Beijing
    We tasted the most delicious roast duck ever in this cozy little restaurant on Happiness Street. The whole dish was crisp, fragrant and mouthwatering, we loved it. As we found out, the restaurant has a long history, being founded during [...]
    D: n/a00
  • A Brife Introduce for You the Ancient Street In Beijing
    China travel is one of the most popular tour routes all over the world due to China is an old country with so many beautiful landscapes and historical sites. Traveling on holiday is becoming a new fashion and the good way to relieve [...]
    D: 8.3mi00
  • The Great Wall of China
    One of the 7 wonders of the world and a man-made architectural sight that is visible from space, the Great Wall of China is a MUST-SEE if you travel to Beijing, or for that matter, to China. The wall has various stopping points where you [...]
    D: n/a00

Things about Beijing you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Beijing Sights

Beijing Bound There are plenty of reasons to visit Beijing.  The home of Kung Fu, noodles and Feng Shui is the hottest tourist destination, if not because of the Beijing Olympics, because it has officially opened itself to the world.  So get your shoes on because it’s the best time to take a plane ride bound for Beijing. Traveling to Beijing To get to China’s capital means passing through [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Bregenz, Austria
If you like playing, you can visit the Casino Bregenz. You have to be 18 years to get admission to it.
Night Life & Entertainment: Casino Bregenz

Bern, Switzerland
The Fastnacht(or in 'bärndütsch' fasnacht) is one of the bigest event in this muliticultural country, irrespectively of different...
Night Life & Entertainment: 'Fastnacht'

 

Cadiz, Spain
The city was occupied and reconquered many times. This is why the city has a 4,5 km coastwall protection. You can see it wherever you go is...
History & Culture: Walls, lookouts and gateways

Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Liverpool Cathedral is an amazing experience for everyone. It has a lot of attractions, exhibitions that you must see and experience if you are...
History & Culture: The Liverpool Cathedral

 

Jerusalem, Israel
Visiting Jerusalem don't miss the Via Dolorosa which is, according to the Christian tradition, the path that the messiah walked with his cross on...
General: Via Dolorosa Stations of the Cross

Singapore, Singapore
In Singapore, it is not unusually to bump into a building that looks exactly like something you might find in Europe. Christianity is one of the...
Sightseeing: Armenian Church

 

Izmir, Turkey
When you head into Izmir, you might wander why because it's not really a sight seeing place. But don't worry, if you head to the water and walk...
Sightseeing: The Big Statue of Attaturk

Beverly Hills, California
Well, everybody knows Rodeo Drive because of Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Rodeo Drive is really what is depicted in the movies,...
Shopping: Rodeo Drive

 

Omaha, Nebraska
An amazing treasure in the busy suburbs of Omaha, the Lauritzen Gardens is the city's most famous botanical garden and with respect. It is a...
Sightseeing: Lauritzen Gardens

Hoedspruit, South Africa
Limpopo, African country must be one amongst the foremost stunning, however under-rated provinces within the country. Hoedspruit, a novel African...
History & Culture: The Hoedspruit Wildlife and Nature Lover's Guide

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*