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Located in the centre of Tiantan Gongyuan Park, this spectacular Ming temple has become regarded, and is widely used, as the symbol of Beijing. Dating from 1420, its wooden pillars support a curved ceiling without cement or nails to a height of 38 metres. The temple’s intricate carving and bright colours illustrate the opulent Ming style. Also in the temple complex is the Echo Wall, a circular structure composed of polished bricks on the inside. The temple and its surrounding altars, gates and park are a meeting place for the people of Beijing. See the locals enjoying a game of chess or practicing the ancient art of tai chi, which you can join in with if you wish.