Altar of Heaven

Altar of Heaven

Completed in 1420, this magnificent temple was considered the meeting point of Earth and Heaven. For 500 years it hosted the emperors' sacrifices and prayers for a good harvest at the winter solstice.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248439
Names
天坛
Altar of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Tiān Tán
Location
Styles

Timeline

1420

Construction of the Temple of Heaven