The Taoist, “Temple of Heaven” in Beijing is just one of the many, “must see” destinations. And for a reason! This complex of different religious buildings amazes tourists from all over the world. It’s famous for it’s annual ceremonies that took place during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Therefore many famous emperors have visited there and performed rituals. Making it a unique place of ritual in Beijing.
The target for worship was to pray heaven for a good harvest for the coming year. It is surrounded by a huge park, which is famous for local Beijingers doing exercise. Visit there early morning and you can take part too!