Relie, from Singapore, visited China a few weeks ago and she sent me this card from the. She said she had to get up at 5.30 am to visit the Temple of Heaven! Who said you're supposed to rest when on holidays??! Beeing a tourist in not easy.
The Temple of Heaven is a worthwhile visiting place in Beijing. It is much bigger than the Forbidden City and smaller than the Summer Palace with an area of about 2,700,000 square meters. The Temple was built in 1420 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifice to Heaven. As Chinese emperors called themselves 'The Son of Heaven' ,they dared not to build their own dwelling,'Forbidden City' bigger than a dwelling for Heaven. - in: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/beijing/heaven/