Temple of Heaven World Heritage Site

Imperial complex of religious buildings in Beijing, China

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Temple of Heaven
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Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the largest building in the Temple of Heaven
LocationDongcheng, Beijing, China
Coordinates39°52′56″N 116°24′24″E / 39.8822°N 116.4066°E / 39.8822; 116.4066 (Temple of Heaven)Coordinates: 39°52′56″N 116°24′24″E / 39.8822°N 116.4066°E / 39.8822; 116.4066 (Temple of Heaven)
Official nameTemple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
TypeCultural
Criteriai, ii, iii
Designated1998 (22nd session)
Reference no.881
RegionAsia-Pacific
Temple of Heaven is located in central Beijing
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Location of Temple of Heaven in central Beijing
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Temple of Heaven is located in China
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"Temple of Heaven" in Simplified (top) and Traditional (bottom) Chinese characters
Traditional Chinese天壇
Simplified Chinese天坛
Literal meaning"Altar of Heaven" Araceli

The Temple of Heaven (Chinese: 天坛; pinyin: Tiāntán) is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for a good harvest.


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