The Temple of Heaven is a worthwhile visiting place in Beijing. It is much bigger than the Forbidden City and smaller than the Summer Palace with an area of about 2,700,000 square meters. The Temple was built in 1420 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifice to Heaven. As Chinese emperors called themselves ‘The […]

Wanshou Temple Haidian District in Beijing Guangyuan sorghum River west gate, formerly known as Poly Joseph Temple, built in the Tang Dynasty. Five years of Ming Dynasty (1577), its current name, the main collection of scriptures. Sixteen years of the Qing Emperor Qianlong, Qing Dynasty, rebuilt two years. Dynasty was destroyed by fire early years, […]

Located on Guozijian Street inside Anding Gate, the Temple of Confucius in Beijing is the place where people paid homage to Confucius during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Now the temple houses the Beijing Capital Museum. The Temple of Confucius was initially built in 1302 and additions were made […]

Lama Temple At the northeast corner of Beijing City the traveler will find an elegant and ancient temple known as the Yonghe Lamasery, which is the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. Built initially in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty, this building was the residence of Emperor Yongzheng when he was […]