Temple of Heaven and Tai Chi Tour

2 hr, 30 min

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This 2.5-hour tour includes a 1-hour Tai Chi class and the tour of the Temple of Heaven. The temple is located in the southeast of Beijing downtown with a very exquisite design. In the past dynasties of ancient China, emperors would hold ceremony of worshiping the Heaven and pray for favorable weather and abundant harvests. The main building in the temple is the "Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest".

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This 2.5-hour tour includes a 1-hour Tai Chi class and the tour of the Temple of Heaven. The temple is located in the southeast of Beijing downtown with a very exquisite design. In the past dynasties of ancient China, emperors would hold ceremony of worshiping the Heaven and pray for favorable weather and abundant harvests. The main building in the temple is the "Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest".

Note: Your tour can be started from either 9am or 2pm.  Preferably in the morning since it appears to be more lively and more things to see in The Temple of Heaven.
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Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

The Temple of Heaven was the place where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship Heaven and pray for good harvest.It covers a space of 273 hectares in all. Built first in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is a grand and magnificent masterpiece of architecture with a formal and solemn environment.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

The Imperial Vault of Heaven sits to the south of the Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests connected by the Danbi Bridge, and sits to the north of the Circular Mound Altar. Facing south, it has a circular wall with three colored glazed gates. Founded in 1530, the 9th year of the reign of Emperor Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

The Temple of Heaven was the place where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship Heaven and pray for good harvest.It covers a space of 273 hectares in all. Built first in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is a grand and magnificent masterpiece of architecture with a formal and solemn environment.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

The Imperial Vault of Heaven sits to the south of the Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests connected by the Danbi Bridge, and sits to the north of the Circular Mound Altar. Facing south, it has a circular wall with three colored glazed gates. Founded in 1530, the 9th year of the reign of Emperor Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), it is the place for housing the Gods’ tablets to be used at the Ceremony of Worshiping Heaven. Its main building includes the Imperial Vault of Heaven, West Annex Halls and East Annex Halls. The most interesting features are the Echo Wall, Three Echo Stone and the Dialogue Stone.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Inside Temple of Heaven Park, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest was where the the Ming and Qing emperors held ceremonies for good harvests in the first month of spring. It is the core structure of the Temple of Heaven and a landmark from Beijing's days as an ancient capital. Its original shape was rectangular reflecting "Respect to the Heaven and God". It was named "Great Prayer Hall" and was used for offering sacrifices to the heaven and earth.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Beijing Tai Chi or Kung Fu Experience Class, Temple of Heaven, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

Tai chi is slow motion exercise which help you learn how to relax the body and enable to improve the internal energy level , further improve your general health. It is a becoming more and more popular sport throughout the whole world.
Chinese Kungfu is good sports for young people. We teach the basic gesture and five stances form in the class which combines kicks, punches and joint locking.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Professional Tai Chi master instruction
  • Licensed, private, local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Beijing Tai Chi or Kung Fu Experience Class
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure Point
Temple of Heaven, 1 Tiantan E Rd, Dongcheng Qu, China, 100061
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Please kindly leave your Beijing local contact number if available
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.