1. Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven was used as the sacrificial altars where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests. It also has known as the largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China. Built in 1420 and in total located in the area of 273 hectares, in more than 500 years, 22 emperors made 654 sacrifices to heaven here.The main building inside Temple of Heaven called The Hall of Prayer for the Good Harvest. The building stands on a round foundation built with three levels of marble stones and cone-shaped glaze-tile roof in blue color crowned with a gilded knob.
Another important building inside Temple of Heaven includes The Circular Mount Altar, Echo Wall, Imperial Vault of Heaven, Center of Heaven Stone and many others. It was open to the public in 1919 and soon became the top attraction of Beijing.
2. Altar of Earth (Ditan Park)
Every year, starting from 1986, Ditan Cultural Temple Fair was also held during the Spring Festival. The festival features thousands of red lanterns hanged on the many trees of the park. The festival attracts lot of locals to come and even tourists. Same as the other park in Beijing, the Park has also become the place where some elderly Chinese doing their daily activities, such as, playing cards, singing, dancing, exercising etc.
3. Temple of the Sun (Ritan Park)
Not only that, the park has completed and opened to the public and have a children amusement park and a fishing area. Inside Ritan Park, there also occasionally hold some culture activities include music festivals, flower shows in the spring, morning exercise performances, and the adoption of ancient trees.