Temple of Heaven

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Temple of Heaven
This complex of Taoist religious buildings was constructed in the early 15th century under the Yongle Emperor, who also commissioned the Forbidden City, just to the north. The temple's central building is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, a 38-meter-high (125-foot-high), three-tiered structure atop a three-tiered marble base. The wooden hall was built entirely without nails. Inside, the beautifully painted walls and ceiling make it a riot of color. On spring and summer mornings and on sunny winter afternoons, locals gather here to sing, dance, play games such as mahjong, and sip tea and while catching up on neighborhood gossip.
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1 Tiantan E Rd, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
+86 10 6702 8866
Sun - Sat 6am - 8pm