TEMPLE OF HEAVEN (TIAN TAN)
As the Son of Heaven, the emperor could intercede with the gods on behalf of his people. It was here that he would pray at the winter solstice for a good harvest. Off-limits to the common people during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the complex is now open to the public and attracts thousands of visitors daily, including many locals who come to enjoy the huge park in which the temple is set.
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Tian Tan Dong Lu (East Gate), Chongwen • 6702 2483 • Subway: Tian Tan Dong ...