Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven
Above are pictures of two resplendent temple and palace complexes in Beijing: the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven Park. The Forbidden City was built as a complex of temples and was sequestered from most of the emperor's subjects. The Temple of Heaven Park was a place for “worshiping heaven” and the immortals of the Chinese pantheon in order to ensure a good harvest.