“The Temple of Heaven is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world’s great civilization.” – UNESCO World Heritage.
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998, the Temple of Heaven is an extraordinary example of Chinese religious architecture.
Built in 1420, covering an area of 273 hectares, this temple traditionally was only for imperial use and commoners were not allowed to enter even the enormous park.
Today, it is one of the most popular parks among local people (mostly retired).
Many enjoy the park carrying out various activities from dancing to playing cards all day long.
The park has more than 100,000 trees of various kind – some spotted were
ancient cypresses and
evergreen pines to name a few.