It is the largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China's ancient sacrificial buildings. Originally, the Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty May held the Heaven Worship Ceremony.
Summer Palace gives you a glimpse of the imperial family’s grand vacation abodes. The 700-acre retreat is the most well-preserved royal park in China. Within, you’ll encounter pagodas, temples, and arched bridges contrasted by elegant Chinese gardens. Spend a day here to escape the bustle of the city. Don’t miss out on boating along Kunming Lake. The activity makes for a great sightseeing tour!
Marvel at the magnificent examples of Chinese religious architecture at Temple of Heaven. Several Ming Dynasty buildings dot the massive 270-acre area. The most striking landmark is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, whose dark blue roof calls to the heavens. Its three-tier, circular marble-based structure is a feat of design, supported only by 28 pillars (and zero nails!). For centuries, emperors conducted worship ceremonies here to ask for good weather and an abundant harvest.
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