The Temple of Heaven is one of the most famous Beijing tourist attractions. It was constructed at the same time as the Forbidden City in the years 1406-1420. The Emperors of China visited Temple of Heaven for ceremonies of prayer for good harvest. These were very important ceremonies that had to be perfectly held in terms of preparation, time, procedures, music and dance. No ordinary people were allowed to view the ceremonies.
Around the Temple of Heaven is a big park with playgrounds, excersise and game areas. It is very popular among the local Beijingers to enjoy many activities there like, excersising, singing, dancing, playing chess etc.