Temple of Heaven Tour
The Temple of Heaven is a large and well renowned temple built during the Ming Dynasty in 1420 A.D, as a means for locals to offer sacrifice to Heaven. During both the Ming and the Qing dynasties numerous Emperors paid visit to the temple for annual prayer ceremonies. Chinese Emperor’s were often known as the ‘The Son of Heaven’, with many not daring to build their own dwelling larger than a dwelling for Heavenly sacrifice and prayer. For this reason, Temples of this kind are large structures with this temple being an impressive 4 times larger than Beijing’s iconic Forbidden City, covering over 2 and a half thousand square metres. The intricate architecture of this temple is a perfect opportunity for your students to experience traditional Chinese architecture and understand the huge roles Temples played in Chinese history.