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World Cultural Heritage: The Temple of Heaven


15:01, July 10, 2013

The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest is one of the main buildings of the Altar of Prayer for Grain (CNTV)

Date of Inscription: 1998

Assessment of the World Heritage Committee:

The Temple of Heaven was built in the first half of the 15th century. Located in an imperial garden surrounded by old pine trees, it is a beautiful and solemn sacrificial building. No matter the overall layout or the individual building, they all reflect the relationship between heaven and earth, which occupied a central role in the view of temples in ancient China. Meanwhile, these buildings also reflect the unique role played by the emperors and their officials in the relationship.

Chinese Name: Tian Tan

English Name: Temple of Heaven

Code: 200-021

According to cultural and natural heritage selection criteria C (I) (II) (III), the Temple of Heaven was included in the World Heritage List in 1998.

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