A Ming temple, Temple of Heaven or Tian tan was built by the Yongle Emperor, who also built the Forbidden City, as a stage for the important rituals performed by the emperor, or Son of Heaven.

The Temple of Heaven is located in Beijing. It is a religious temple. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

China, Beijing, Temple of Heaven on today's tour. Park was full of Chinese playing cards and singing. Cool

China, Beijing, Temple of Heaven on today's tour. Park was full of Chinese playing cards and singing.

Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

Centered around a triple-gabled circular structure that points to the sky, the Temple of Heaven complex in southeastern Beijing, China was built in the early by the same Ming Dynasty Emperor Yongle who oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City.

Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

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