Altar of Heaven China

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 Chinese
Altar of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Tiān Tán Chinese
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Timeline

1420
Construction of the Temple of Heaven