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Private Half Day Temple Of Heaven, Hong Qiao Pearl Market

The Temple of Heaven Park is located in the Chongwen District, Beijing. Originally, this was the place where emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) held the Heaven Worship Ceremony. It is China's largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. First built in 1420, the 18th year of the reign of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), it was enlarged and rebuilt during the reigns of the Ming emperor Jiajing and the Qing emperor Qianlong. In 1988, it was opened to the public as a park, showing ancient philosophy, history and religion. Its grand architectural style and profound cultural connotation give an insight into the practices of the ancient Eastern civilization.

The Temple is divided by two encircling walls into an inner part and outer part. The main buildings lie at the south and north ends of the middle axis of the inner part. The most magnificent buildings are the Circular Mound Altar (Huanqiutan), the Imperial Vault of Heaven (Huangqiongyu) and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest (Qiniandian) from south to north.

Hongqiao Market-As Hongqiao Market is the largest pearl distribution center in North China, visitors like to call it Hongqiao Pearl Market. One remark can prove the fame of Hongqiao Market at home and abroad:” Hongqiao Market is the Great Wall in the hearts of foreign ladies. Without visiting the Great Wall means not truly visiting China. Without visiting the Hongqiao Market when a foreign lady comes to Beijing means that she does not visit Beijing.

The Hongqiao Market is generally divided into the front and back buildings, among which the latter consists of four floors mainly dealing in stationery, gifts and toys and the former is constructed in ancient building style and consists of eight floors with five on the ground and three under ground, totally covering a building area of 32063 m2. In addition, the Tainlongchang Market and the Tianle Toys Market are its affiliated ones. The Temple of Heaven Park is located in the Chongwen District, Beijing. Originally, this was the place where emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) held the Heaven Worship Ceremony. It is China's largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. First built in 1420, the 18th year of the reign of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), it was enlarged and rebuilt during the reigns of the Ming emperor Jiajing and the Qing emperor Qianlong. In 1988, it was opened to the public as a park, showing ancient philosophy, history and religion. Its grand architectural style and profound cultural connotation give an insight into the practices of the ancient Eastern civilization. Meeting/pick-up point: Selected hotels within Beijing City centre. Please call 24 hours before the trip to confirm whether or not your hotel is included.

Duration: 4 hours.

Pick-up time: At 8.30am.

Start/opening time: At 9am.

Closing/ End time: At 1pm.

Languages: English.

Required documentation: Voucher and photo I.D.

Others: Please reconfirm attendance 24 hours before the trip.