Cypresses (some 800 years old) at Temple of Heaven Park, Beijing 8/2013

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Ref: Lonely Planet review

A tranquil oasis of peace and methodical Confucian design in one of China’s busiest urban landscapes, the 267-hectare Temple of Heaven Park is encompassed by a long wall with a gate at each compass point. Although not strictly speaking a temple – the Chinese name means ‘Altar of Heaven’

Around 4000 ancient, knotted cypresses (some 800 years old, their branches propped up on poles) poke towards the Běijīng skies within the grounds.

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F. Zaman on November 6, 2013

Around 4000 ancient, knotted cypresses (some 800 years old, their branches propped up on poles) poke towards the Běijīng skies within the grounds.

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  • Uploaded on October 12, 2013
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2013/08/28 01:19:38
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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