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The Temple of Heaven (aka Temple of Heaven Park), literally the Altar of Heaven, is located in southern Beijing. It was first constructed in 1420, the 18th year of the reign of Ming emperor Yongle, and was extended and renovated during the reigns of Ming emperor Jiajing and Qing emperor Qianlong. Covering an area of 273 hectares, the complex was visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism. Today, the temple is also known as the largest architectural complex in the world for rituals to pay homage to heave. In 1998, the temple was recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage site. And being the largest remaining imperial worship building to heaven, the Temple of Heaven was selected to the CHINA WORLD RECORDS ASSOCIATION (CWRA) in 2009. 

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  • The East Annex Hall of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
  • The West Annex Hall of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
  • The Cattle Gate
  • Divine Kitchen of the Circular Mound Altar
  • Butcher Pavilion of the Circular Mound Altar
  • Dressing Terrace of the Circular Mound Altar
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  • West Annex Hall of the Imperial Vault of Heaven
  • East Annex Hall of the Imperial Vault of Heaven
  • The Timetable Pavilion
  • The Stone Pavilion with a Bronze Statue
  • The Imperial Hall of Heaven
  • The Hall of Imperial Zenith
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  • Nine-Dragon Juniper
  • Burning Stoves
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  • Lantern Viewing Pole
  • Sacrificial Music
  • The Ancient Chime Bells in the Divine Music Administration
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  • The Interior Scene of the Divine Music Administration
  • The Divine Music Administration
  • Seventy-Year-Old Door
  • Sixty-Year-Old Gate
  • The Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests
  • Inside the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
  • Interior Scene of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
  • The Interior Scene of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
  • Red Stairway Bridge (Danbi Bridge)
  • The Beamless Hall Interior
  • The Interior Scene of the Beamless Hall
  • The Beamless Hall
  • The Fasting Palace
  • Sweet Spring Well
  • Divine Kitchen of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
  • The Long Corridor
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  • The Beautiful Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
  • Ceremony of Worshipping Heaven
  • The Ceremony of Worshipping Heaven in Tian Tan Park
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  • The Ceremony of Worshipping Heaven
  • The Circular Mound Altar
  • A Panoramic View of the Circular Mound Altar
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  • The Old Entrance Ticket of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
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