Altar of Heaven

Altar of Heaven, in the south of Beijing, east of Yongdingmennei Street in Dongcheng District. Covers an area of ​​about 2.73 million square meters. Altar of Heaven was built in the 18th year of Ming Yongle (1420), and was rebuilt in the Qing Emperor Qianlong and Guangxu. It is the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped the Emperor and prayed for the harvest of the grain.

The main building of Altar of Heaven is in the inner altar, the altar is in the south, the praying altar is in the north, and the second altar is on a north-south axis with a wall in between. The main buildings in the Qiuqiu altar are the Qiuqiu Temple, Huangfuyu, etc. The main buildings in the Qigutan are the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Emperor's Hall, and the Year of the Prayer.

In 1900, the Eight-Power Allied Forces set up a headquarters in the Altar of Heaven, and placed guns on the hills. Cultural relics and rituals were swept away, and buildings and trees were destroyed. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the government invested a large amount of funds in the cultural relics of the Temple of Heaven for protection and maintenance.

Altar of Heaven has undergone numerous renovations and large-scale greening to make the ancient Altar of Heaven even more magnificent. The park covers an area of ​​200 hectares and has a door on each side. There are more than 2,500 ancient cypresses in the park for more than two hundred years. There are also hundreds of gardens planting a lot of flowers.

In 1961, the State Council announced that Altar of Heaven was a "national key cultural relics protection unit." In 1998, it was recognized by UNESCO as a “World Cultural Heritage”. On May 8, 2007, Altar of Heaven Park was officially approved by the National Tourism Administration as a national 5A tourist attraction.

Opening and closing time

First and fourth door opening and closing time
Opening time 6:00; stop time 20:00
Jingyuan time 21:00; closing time 22:00

Second, the opening and closing time of attractions
Attractions open daily at 8:00
Every year from March 1st to June 30th: 16:00 at the gate, stop the joint ticket, 17:00 at the scenic spot, stop the ticket for the attraction, close the attraction at 17:30
Every year from July 1st to October 31st: the gate is 16:30, the coupon is closed, the attraction is 17:30, the attraction ticket is closed, and the scenic spot is closed at 18:00.
Every year on November 1st, at the end of February: 15:30 at the gate, stop the joint ticket, the attraction is 16:30, the attraction ticket is closed, and the attraction is closed at 17:00.

In 2019, the entrance fee of the Temple of Heaven Park was collected by the taxation department in 2019.


Take the 7, 17, 20, 35, 36, 69, 71, 105, 106, 110, 120, 692, 707, 729, special 11, 826 bus to get off at the flyover station
Get off at the 15-way flyover mall
6, 34, 35, 36, 106, 110, 687, 707 Road, get off at the North Gate of the Temple of Heaven.
2, 20, 35, 69, 71, 504, 826 Road Tiantan West Gate get off.
36, 53, 120, 122, 525, 610, 800, special 11, 814, 958, special 3, Yuntong 102 Road, get off at the South Gate of the Temple of Heaven.
6, 25, 34, 35, 36, 39, 41, 43, 60, 116, 525, 610, 684, 685, 687, 707, 723, 814 get off at Fahua Temple.

Destination Station (Line 5): Temple of Heaven East Gate Station
Destination site exit: D southwest exit
Shift: Line 2, 3 minutes/shift; Line 5, 3 minutes/shift
How to get to the scenic spot after getting off the bus: Take 490 meters along the Prayer Street and turn right to the front side to the end.

Route: G106 (Yongding Road)-G45 (Jingkai Expressway)-Yuquanying Bridge-South Third Ring Road-Muqinyuan Bridge-G104-Yongdingmenwai Street-Tianqiao South Street-Tiantan Road
Time required: 1-2 hours
Route: Beijing-Tibet Expressway (G6)-Jianxiang Bridge (Chao Yayun Village / North Fourth Ring Road)-Sihuan-Anhui Bridge-Anding Road-Andingmenwai Street-Andingmen Inner Street- Jiaodaokou South Street-Di'anmen East Main Street-Beiheyan Street-Nanheyan Street-Justice Road-Qianmen East Street-Qiannian Street-Tiantan Road
Time required: 1-2 hours

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