In the Footsteps of the Emperor: A Walk and Discussion at the Temple of Heaven

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The Temple of Heaven features some of the most iconic architecture in Beijing. It is also one of the city's largest public parks and a gathering place for Beijingers of all ages. Nowhere else does the city’s past and present exist so prominently side by side. During this two-hour walk, explore the Temple of Heaven complex and discuss its ritual and historical significance. We will also examine the connections between past and present and how ancient forms of political legitimacy linger into the 21st century. Along the way, we will have a chance to witness the vibrant culture of one of Beijing’s largest parks. We might see dancers, musicians, martial artists, even parents matchmaking their (often unsuspecting) grown children!
Date: Fri 13 Dec 2019
Time: 9am-11.30am
Event admission: 300RMB (260RMB for members of The Hutong) including all admission costs, guide fees, and tips
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Venue name: Temple of Heaven (Tiantan 天坛)
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Open: 6am-9pm daily (temple complex 8am-5.30pm daily)
Admission: 35RMB for all-inclusive ticket (30RMB in winter)
English address: A1 Tiantan Lu, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 天坛公园, 东城区天坛路A1
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