Temple of Heaven , China Light Festival Rotterdam

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Video by Dutch TV

Original in Beijing

The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (simplified Chinese: 天坛; traditional Chinese: 天壇; pinyin: Tiāntán; Manchu: Abkai mukdehun) is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taois.

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (67)

Luzitani on October 27, 2013

Bela fotografia (Quedas do Iguaçu - Brazil)

K@rin on December 28, 2013

Gianni and Luzitani thanks for the lovely comments and likes,

best wishes Karin

Valeri Karjalainen on September 11, 2014

Very nice photo ! Like + favorites ! Greetings from Finland, Valeri.

PeterW. on February 12, 2015


K@rin on February 16, 2015

Valeri thanks , sorry for my late reply

Peter thanks

best wishes to you both

Buy Quality Photos on September 28

excellent picture L&F

grtz jolanda

K@rin 13 days ago

Hello Jolanda , thanks for the excellent comment L and F

hartelijke groet Karin

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 7, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by K@rin
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2013/01/05 18:21:05
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash