In the Footsteps of the Emperor: A Walk and Discussion at the Temple of Heaven

  • Temple of Heaven (East Gate) 7号 Tian Tan Dong Lu Beijing, Beijing Shi, 100061 China
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Cost: 300 RMB (260 RMB for members of The Hutong) includes all guide fees and admission tickets

The Temple of Heaven features some of the most iconic architecture in Beijing. It is also a gathering place for Beijingers of all ages. Nowhere else does the city’s past and present exist so prominently side by side. On this walk, we will explore the Temple of Heaven complex and discuss the ritual and historical significance of the spaces we visit.

We will also examine the connections between past and present and how ancient forms of political legitimacy linger even into the 21st century.

Along the way, we will have a chance to witness the vibrant culture of one of Beijing’s largest parks. We might see dancers, musicians, martial artists, even parents matchmaking their (often unsuspecting) grown children!

Spaces for this walk are limited and reservations are required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with complete walk details and directions to our meeting location.