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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • -When was the Temple of Heaven first opened to the public?
    • -Who was the Emperor that assigned the Temple of Heaven to be built?
    • 2. -What dynasty was the Temple of Heaven built in?
    • -What was the purpose for the Temple of Heaven?
    • 3. –Who designed the Temple of Heaven?
    • -What rituals are practised at the Temple of Heaven?
    • 4. -Are those rituals still practised today?
    • -What is the Chinese name for the Temple of Heaven?
    • 5.-How many times has the Temple of Heaven been rebuilt and for what reasons?
    • -How many Emperors’ have set foot in the Temple of Heaven, who were they?
  • 3.
    • When was the Temple of Heaven first opened to the public?
    • - The Temple of Heaven was first opened to the public in the year of 1918.
    • Who was the Emperor that assigned the Temple of Heaven to be built?
    • -The Yongle Emperor assigned the Temple of Heaven to be built.
  • 4.
    • What dynasty was the Temple of Heaven built in?
    • -The Ming Dynasty. The Temple of Heaven was built in the Ming Dynasty, on the 18 th year of the Yongle Emperors’ reign.
    • What was the purpose for the Temple of Heaven?
    • -The Temple of Heaven was built for Emperors’ to worship the Heavens and to pray for good harvest.
  • 5.
    • Who designed the Temple of Heaven?
    • -The Yongle Emperor designed the Temple of Heaven himself.
    • What rituals were practised in the Temple of Heaven?
    • -There was a special prayer for good harvest which had taken place twice a year. Where the Emperor would encamp within the complex and abstain a diet of only meat, during the high peak of the Winter Solstice. It was crucial that the ceremony be performed perfectly, one small mistake could bring devastation to all the nations of China.
  • 6.
    • Are the rituals still practised today?
    • -No they aren’t, the last ceremony was performed in 1914 when Yuan Shikai made an effort to be declared Emperor of China.
    • What is the Chinese name for the Temple of Heaven?
    • - 天坛 is the Chinese name for the Temple of Heaven. (Pronounced TianTan)
  • 7.
    • How many times has the Temple of Heaven been rebuilt?
    • -The Jiajing Emperor renovated and extended the complex. The Qianlong Emperor also renovated the complex.
    • But only once the Temple of Heaven was rebuilt after the civil war.
    • How many Emperors’ have set foot in the Temple of Heaven? Who were they?
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