As a human cultural behavior, worship the god was once an important part of life of the ancient Chinese ancestors. From the legendary “Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors” era to the Qing Dynasty, the ceremony has been held stretching about 5,000 years. Temple of Heaven was built during the Yongle period (1403–1420), which is a traditional Chinese ritual system established in accordance with the national altar. Since the 9th year of Yongle reign, a total of 22 emperors came to the Temple of Heaven to worship God and Heaven. While the revolution broke out, the government announced the abolition of Heaven worship and changed alter to Temple of Heaven Park in 1918. Heaven ceremony lasted about five years in China. Heaven ritual system is introduced from a historical perspective of ancient Chinese ritual to heaven, showing the history of China’s Heaven – the ancient Chinese culture.
Temple of Heaven is one of the symbols of Beijing located in the southeastern part, south east of the Forbidden City and east to Zhengyangmen. Temple of Heaven is the sacrifice place during ancient Ming and Qing dynasties of emperors to worship the heaven.
In the Temple of Heaven, the famous Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is in the far north, which is the most ambitious, the most beautiful building. The excellence of the architecture in Temple of Heaven is that it is make of 28 pillars and 36 interlinked announcements, which supporting the three-piece eaves of the house. These pillars have different symbolic meaning: the central four-poster called Tongtian Pillar which representing the four seasons; middle twelve golden pillar are on behalf of twelve months; outer twelve Yan pillar are on behalf of 12 hours; the sum of two outer fourteen stands for twenty-four solar terms; three sum twenty-eight are on behalf of 28 stars; plus eight column capitals are on behalf of thirty-six Plough; the Thunder pillar under the column is representing the emperor unified the world. Here, tourists will enjoy the unique ancient Chinese architectural style.
If the Tiananmen Gate has become a symbol of China, Temple of Heaven is a symbol of this monumental city. Indeed, this unique building is the crystallization of the wisdom and civilization, accommodate such a wealth of knowledge.
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