The Temple of Heaven in central Beijing is a complex of religious buildings dating back to 1406. This was a spiritual center for emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Here they would worship heaven and offer prayer for fruitful harvests and rain.
Most of these buildings were reconstructed during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Two walls surround the complex, covering an area of 273 hectares. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the ancient Chinese temples with the highest ‘supreme’ status.
Click the video below to take a tour of this popular destination for locals and tourists.
Lane Luckie, a news anchor and reporter for KLTV in Tyler, Texas, is traveling to Asia to explore the current issues related to the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China. Click here to learn more about his special assignment.