Find the Temple of Heaven located in close proximity to the Forbidden City, and you’ll quickly realize that ‘grandeur for good’ could well be the theme that was front of mind during its planning and construction. Temple of Heaven is in fact a royal site used by emperors to worship heaven in the hope it would bring a good harvest and prosperity for the country. Remarkably, the site covers an area four times the size of the Forbidden City. A visit here provides the opportunity to observe locals as they practice Tai Chi or sing and dance while practising water calligraphy.
Update: June 17, 2021