TRIP The Temple of Heaven is a major tourist attraction located within the city of Beijing, China. Constructed during the 15th century, this complex of buildings was described by UNESCO as a “masterpiece of architecture” and is an essential stop when visiting China’s capital.
TAP The Temple of Heaven forms part of what we believe makes up the ‘big 3’ must see attractions when visiting this part of China. Along with the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven should form part of every traveller’s Beijing itinerary.
We recommend setting aside at least 2 hours to fully explore and appreciate the expansive Temple of Heaven complex. Within the temple walls, visitors can expect to find a variety of different landscaped gardens as well as the Circular Mound Altar, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests – the complex’s main building and most popular photo op.
GO The easiest way to reach The Temple of Heaven is via the Beijing Subway system – alight at the Tiantandongmen Station (Line 5). The base entrance fee to the Temple of Heaven is RMB 15 (APR – OCT) and RMB 10 (NOV – MAR), but expect to pay double that if you would like access to the aforementioned buildings within the complex.