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Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing

Updated: Jul 10, 2018 Print

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Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing [Photo/IC]

Located in the southern part of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven is a magnificent complex of fine cultural buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods.

It has been one of the most sacred places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It served as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest in Beijing of several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of nature.

It was added to the list in 1998.

Address: Tiantian Dongli, Dongcheng district, Beijing

 

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