The Temple of Heaven

by Lindsay Shapka in


The Temple of Heaven             Beijing, China 

The Temple of Heaven             Beijing, China 

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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