Beijing Temple of Heaven is a 3.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dongcheng, Beijing, China that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.9 km Elevation Gain: 76 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly



city walk

historic site

no dogs

The Temple of Heaven, (literally the Altar of Heaven) is a variety of Taoist 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 a good harvest.

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Sun Mar 24 2019

Very hot in July of 2009. No shade, rest facilities were traditional style (not western) so take your own TP. Very beautiful structures, lots of history, but I would venture it at a cooler time.

Wed Feb 21 2018

9 months ago

Sun May 06 2018

Thu Apr 05 2018