Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 3 ~ Beijing ~ Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is China's largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings. It is three times the area of the Forbidden City. It was built in 1420 for emperors to worship Heaven.

In the picture above and below I tried to show how there were two walls.  The outer wall was square and the inner round. 

The Imperial Hall of Heaven.

The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is a magnificent triple-gabled circular building built on three levels of marble stone base, where the Emperor prayed for good harvests. The building is completely wooden, with no nails.  All the building in the complex have blue roofs to represent Heaven.

It was magnificent!!

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