Temple of Heaven Park
The Temple of Heaven Park is located in the Chongwen District, Beijing. It is China's largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. The Temple is divided by two encircling walls into an inner part and outer part. The main buildings lie at the south and north ends of the middle axis of the inner part. The most magnificent buildings are the Circular Mound Altar (Huanqiutan), the Imperial Vault of Heaven (Huangqiongyu) and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest (Qiniandian) from south to north.
Temple of Marquis Wu
Roamed around this large temple in Nanyang, probably the busiest location we visited. It is a memorial site, commemorating Zhuge Liang, a chancellor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese History. He is famous as an inventor, counselor, war strategist, political analyst, and more. He is famously depicted with a fan made of crane feathers (replicas of which are sold at his temple ~ I got one!). The temple itself is beautiful, with a lot of fun things to do. The buildings have many replicas of famous people and statues in historic poses, as well as a lot of giant statues, and other cultural relics. There is also a large lake with a fun zig-zag walkway across it. For the holiday, there was a carnival around back that the children loved. The boys were especially delighted at all the play weapons they could buy!
Kaifeng Daxiangguo Temple
Daxiangguo Temple (大相国寺) / Also known as Xiangguosi Name: Dah Sheeahng Goo Oh. Cost: 30 CNY / $5 Address: 36 Ziyou Rd West Section, Gulou, Kaifeng, Henan, China. Directions: If you come into the Train Station, take Bus 5 or Bus 9 and get off at the Da Xiang Guo stop. This is China, so nothing is in English. That's okay ~ just show the bus driver a picture of the name (DaXiangGuo) and they should point you to the right stop.