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The Temple of Heaven has a much bigger area of about 2,700,000 square meters. Said to be larger than the Forbidden City but significantly smaller to the Summer Palace. Built in 1420 A.D. the Ming Dynasty Temple was to offer sacrifices to Heaven. The Chinese emperors acknowledged themselves being a Son of Heaven and thus concede their position as with their dwelling with the Forbidden City, should not outsize the dwelling for Heaven.

The Temple of Heaven is enclosed by a long wall that is differentiated by a semicircular wall at the northern side to be the heavens whilst the southern side being squarish, symbolized the earth. The level on the northern side is higher than the southern end to indicate the position viewed with being designed this way to show that the heaven is high and the earth is low and this again in turn became an unquestionable thought with ancient Chinese argument reflecting the heaven is round and the earth, solely square until Christopher Columbus showed up.
Uploaded: Jul, 22 2008 | Taken: May, 08 2008| Viewed: 29 times  | 4 votes
Camera: Panasonic | Model: DMC-FX07 | Exposure 10/1600s, ISO 100 | FLength: 6mm | SW: Ver.1.0

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