Located in the heart of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven is located in a walled 267-hectare park with a gate at each end. Standouts in the park include the Echo Wall where a whisper can travel clearly from one end of the wall to the other, and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (pictured above). The Hall is a stunning structure, with a brilliant blue triple-eaved umbrella roof that sits atop a three-tiered marble terrace. Intricate paintings cover the exterior and interior walls of the building, that has a 38m high ceiling supported by wooden pillars attached with NO nails or cement!
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