Temple of Heaven Taoist Temple to offer offerings, located southeast of the Chinese capital Beijing .
It was built in 1420 AD , and the original name of the temple is the altar of offerings of heaven and earth, the place where the Chinese emperors of the Ming Dynasty ( 1368-1644 ) and the Qing Dynasty ( 1644 - 1911 ) were offering offerings to the gods of heaven and earth.
In 1530 the altar of the offerings of the earth was built in the northern suburbs of Beijing to offer sacrifices to the gods of the earth. The name "altar of offerings of heaven and earth" was thus converted to "the altar of offerings of heaven" to offer sacrifices to the gods of heaven only, His name is known as "Temple of Heaven".
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ) listed the Temple of Heaven in the World Heritage List in 1998 . The World Heritage Committee said: "It is a collection of buildings preserved in good condition, reflecting in its overall arrangement and in the design of each building the relationship between heaven and earth, which was the focus of the view of space in ancient China. In this relationship. "
In addition to the altar of offerings of the gods of the earth and the Temple of Heaven, there is an altar to the sun goddesses in the east and an altar to the gods of the moon in the west, but the Temple of Heaven remains the most luxurious.