Tiantandongmen Station / 天坛东门站 / 天壇東門駅 / 천단동문역

Tiantan Park (Temple of Heaven)

Tiantan Park

Temple of Heaven




The altar originally served as a vast stage for solemn rites performed by the emperor of the time who prayed here for good harvests and sought divine clearance and atonement. the temple halls are round and the bases square, in accordance with the notion ‘Tiānyuán Dìfāng’ (天圆地方) – ‘Heaven is round, Earth is square’. (cited from lonely planet)

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