Beijing: Temple of Heaven
October 1 is National Day here in China, and in honor of it most folks get the week off. We’ve closed our office for three days, and though I’ve done a bit of work I’ve also taken advantage of some clear weather and a more relaxed schedule to explore the city a bit and meet some new people. Yesterday (October 4) I went to the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan), a large park with one of the most famous temple complexes in the city. Following are many photos of my impressions of this park on a lovely fall day during a week when most people aren’t working. This photo shows the Vault of Heaven, as seen from the top of the Altar of Heaven.