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Temple of heaven in Beijing

On mid autumn festival day i decided to visit the temple of heaven which literally means ‘altar of heaven’ it is a complex of a number or religious buildings situated in a park in the southeast of Beijing. Even i managed to find it… with the compass!  These temples / buildings were visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for the yearly prayers for good harvests.

I found it very difficult to understand the difference of all these buildings as sometimes i got even lost in this park and was not sure anymore in front of which temple i was… not speaking about which gate to take to get out again…. if you wouldn’t have a compass.

Here just a collection of the pictures from these beautiful temples – featuring a couple taking some pics – apparently a common thing to do.

 

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