During the Beijing weekend, the best leisurely way is to visit the top spots of Beijing, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Hutong, etc. It will be an interesting Beijing weekend, and today I will lead you to visit the Temple of Heaven for your recent Beijing weekend.
Temple of Heaven is located at southeast of Forbidden City, covers an area of 273 hectares, is four times larger than Forbidden City. Temple of Heaven is the complex of imperial sacrificial buildings in Ming and Qing Dynasties. The whole distribution of Temple of Heaven is the shape of Chinese word ‘回’, separated by two altar-walls to the Inner Altar and Outer Altar. It is a kind of knowledge in China in Beijing weekend. The outer altar-wall is 6,416 meters in length and the inner altar-wall is 3,292 meters. The wall in the end of south is square symbolizing the earth, and the wall in the end of north is semi-circular symbolizing heaven. The main buildings of Temple of Heaven gather at the north and south ends on the axis wire, connected by a wide Danbi Bridge, include the Circular Mound Altar, Imperial Vault of Heaven and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. And the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is the main stop in your Beijing weekend. And still there are many characteristic buildings and historical sites, with ingenious colors and excellent architectural skills. So many beautiful buildings in Temple of Heaven let you have a substantial Beijing weekend. Beijing weekend to visit the Temple of Heaven is a great chance to enjoy the long history about sacrifice in China.
Temple of Heaven was built in Yongle period Ming Dynasty in 1420. The compressive architecture creates a symbolic connection to strength the caste of Confucian. The state Council published that Temple of Heaven become national key unites of cultural relics protection in 1961, and was ensured as world cultural heritage in 1998. As the largest sacrifice architecture in China, Temple of Heaven was selected into China Records Association in 2009. Take full use of the Beijing weekend to enjoy the rich culture and history in Temple of Heaven is a wise choice.
Temple of Heaven is a must-see scenic spot in Beijing weekend. After traveling in Temple of Heaven, tourists from all over the world will know about the sacrifice activities in ancient China and the emperor worship to attention in the exciting Beijing weekend.