Temple of Heaven | What to do in Beijing

Temple of Heaven | What to do in Beijing

Temple of Heaven in the southern part of Beijing. Along with the great wall of china, this was another landmark we visited on our China trip. It was built in the Ming Dynasty, and is where the emperors went to make offerings to the heavens so that they can have good harvests. In 1918, they turned it into a park where tourists can visit and locals can hang out. When we visited, we saw a lot of the locals sitting in circles playing games. And since it’s become a tourist attraction, they were also making and selling handmade items on the spot.

The Temple of Heaven:

what to see in beijing and what to do in beijing: temple of heaven beijing was built in the chinese ming dynasty
temple of heaven beijing was built in the chinese ming dynasty
what to see in beijing and what to do in beijing: temple of heaven beijing built in the chinese ming dynasty
This was our favorite part of our visit here. After we poked around and took photos, we went to the tea house to do a tea tasting! We loved some of the tea we sampled so much that we had to bring some back to the States… Which reminds me, I should probably drink some of that tea. Is it time for a tea party?
what to do in beijing: tea tasting.
what to do in beijing: tea tasting. These were the tea cups that we were given to sample our tea.
Cheers!  Jacob and I rarely take photos together. I’m usually always behind the camera, but we’ve been making an effort to get more photos of us. After all, we need them for memories!
tea tasting at temple of heaven beijing. This is Jacob and I sampling different types of tea. We ended up purchasing two different kinds of tea to take home.
All photos on this blog were taken with a fujifilm x100.

If you are planning to visit the temple of heaven, you can find ticket prices, the hours of operation, etc here.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. ooh. i like these photos. they are filled with so much history.

    that smirk on your face in the last photo. =P

    1. haha it’s what happens when you are posing for a photo after fighting. traveling with your spouse is tough!

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