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The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China Stock Photo
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B.O'Kane / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2AHHAAY

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68.7 MB (2.4 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

4000 x 6000 px | 33.9 x 50.8 cm | 13.3 x 20 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

3 August 2019

Location:

Beijing, China

More information:

The Temple of Heaven (Chinese: 天壇; pinyin: Tiāntán) is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The temple complex was constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The complex was extended and renamed Temple of Heaven during the reign of the Jiajing Emperor in the 16th century. The Temple of Heaven was renovated in the 18th century under the Qianlong Emperor. The Temple of Heaven was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and was described as "a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world’s great civilizations..." as the "symbolic layout and design of the Temple of Heaven had a profound influence on architecture and planning in the Far East over many centuries."

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