Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Beijing Temples

The Temple of Heaven is probably Beijing's most well-known temple, but the city contains literally hundreds of other temples.

Temple of Heaven

The Ming Dynasty Temple of Heaven (or "Altar of Heaven"), which is located in the south of the Temple of Heaven Park, was used as an altar by the the Emperor to perform his ceremonial rites as the Son of Heaven: praying for good harvests, seeking forgiveness from the gods for the wrong-doings and sins of the Chinese people. 

Access

Chongwenmen or Qianmen Subway Stations. Chongwenmen is on both the Circle Line and Line 5. Qianmen is on the Circle Line.

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