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Popular Attraction: Temple of Heaven


The Temple of Heaven is a large park and temple complex located in the south-central area of Beijing. The temple buildings date from 1420 A.D. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 A.D. - 1911 A.D.), the complex was visited by the emperors for annual ceremonies of prayers and sacrifices to heaven for good harvest.

The centerpiece of the complex is a large tower that is said to be built entirely of wood without using a single nail. The park surrounding the structures is filled with more than 1,000 species of trees, some of which are hundreds of years old. Huge numbers of local residents gather in the park each day to practice martial arts, singing, opera, chess, dancing, and calligraphy.

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