The Iconic Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is a pretty well-known landmark of Beijing, and is, therefore, heavily touristed. All the same, it was certainly worth visiting. The temple itself is very ornate and beautiful, but beyond that was what we found interesting. The park ground surrounding the temple were a cultural window if you looked close enough. Locals gather to play board games, join impromptu choirs, or do dance lessons. There are people jumping, skipping, and singing as they walked through the green grounds. Taking it all in was a bit of a culture shock.
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