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Built in 1420 with a total area of 270 acres, this is the largest building for religious worship in China, which was originally used by the Ming and Qing emperors to pay homage to Heaven and to pray for a year of rich harvest.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Beijing
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Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050, China
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+86 10 6701 2402
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a building that is so striking when you see it you do not feel ashamed to mention it in the same sentence as the Taj Mahal. No. It is not that magnificent but it makes an incredible impression on you in that vein....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit during your holiday in the capital. The main round temple is beautiful, the other temples are all very important historically and is a very big area to visit, can spend the whole day inside and for sure don’t get bored!...More

Thank MarcoMazzola2423
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Typical visit, not too big, but crowded, worth getting the all inclusive ticket (34rmb) that lets you in all the areas, some buildings requires online prebooking(free) before as there will be a queue, haven't figured out how that works.

Thank fionayyy
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is worth the visit, less people than other sites and being lego buffs it was good to get a photo next to a landmark lego building.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have a hard time understanding the enthusiasm for this one. It is quite different of the rest of the historic monuments and buildings but for some unknown reason it failed to spark my interest, maybe because we did it right after the forbidden city...More

Thank Guillaume M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Built in the Ming dynasty and used through the Qing dynasty. A replica of the temple sits in WDW’s Epcot. The actual temple and surrounding rock pavement could use some TLC. Pretty ingenious architectural feat of not using any nails to build the temple. Entrance...More

Thank Adv4Me
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another human accomplishment lead by an emperor of the times to demonstrate leadership & human drive coupled with the understanding of science/technology in times immemorial..

Thank Alex Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Overall this place is really easy to access. The story that offered in this place got my interest a lot. However, it is quite hard to find the restaurant around this place

Thank christianusfrederick
Reviewed 1 week ago

this temple has 3 parts... the most important is ofcourse the temple itself... nice view from the temple on all 4 sides... and i suggest you also go to the small museum which gives you the history of temple and how many times it was...More

Thank Rickysinha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took in the Temple in the afternoon. Not certain what to expect or what we were about to see. When we arrived, the information boards were almost exclusively in Chinese. We were able to ascertain that we wanted the more expensive ticket option (this...More

Thank Matt F
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dorachicago
January 5, 2018|
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Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
My wife & I are DYI travellers. There really is no need to pay for a guided tour of the Temple of Heaven and the Tiantan Park. You just need give yourself enough time to see the majority of the park and its highlights. We... More
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Yehudah3
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Mikas101 | Reviewed this property |
Get there by 6am, and you will see people exercising already. Main park opens earlier than the temple sites.
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Desmond_7
November 22, 2017|
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Response from joji144 | Reviewed this property |
ticket is no problem buy there a full package. there are 2 types of tickets one for park only and second is for entry into the temple. it is better to buy 2nd type.
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