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TEMPLE OF HEAVEN - CHINA




Tiantan, the Temple of Heaven, was established in 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor Yongle ( 1403-1424). It is the most holy of Beijing's Imperial temples. For this is where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. It built separate complexes for the earth, sun, and moon.

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