Temple of Heaven

Flickr Photo: mthierry

Constructed by the same emperor that constructed the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven is a religious complex and a sacrafial alter.
 
It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and is an architectural masterpiece that is must see in Beijing.
 
The entire complex  (273 acres) is larger than the Forbidden City (178 acres) as it is a monument of Heaven and as a result, the resident of the Emperor can not be larger than Heaven.
 
How to get there:
Please note that there are four gates/entrances to the Temple.
Underground:
  • Take Underground Line 5 to Tiantan Dongmen (East Gate) Station (exit A).
 
Opening Times:
Please note that the park and actual attractions have different opening times.
April-October:
  • Park: 6:00am-8:00pm; Attractions: 8:00am-5:30pm (Combined ticket purchase ends 4:00pm)
November - March
  • Park: 6:00am-8:00pm, Attractions: 8:00am-5:00pm (Combined ticket purchase ends 3:30pm)
 
Admission Cost:

Prices and opening times are subject to change but are accurate as of April 2016. Please note we are not responsible for these changes.

Flickr Photo:

alexander_mueller_photolover