Temple of Heaven

Today Rosie and Myself went to the Temple of Heaven, one of the major tourist attractions in Beijing. It was built in 1420, this was where the emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties went to worship heaven. Most of the structure we see today were reconstructed in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The Temple of Heaven is one of the ancient Chinese temples with the highest status. This is the most distinctive temple still existing today, in 1961it was designated as the ‘national key cultural relics protection site’. In 1998 it was listed as a ‘world cultural heritage site’.

We picked such a great day to visit such an iconic place of worship in China. Beautiful bright blue skys perfect for a picture.


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