The Temple of Heaven in Beijing reproduces the God of Heaven Praying Ceremony year round for tourists and visitors to experience the ritual of a music and dance tradition.

The ceremony was designed to preserve as much of the original atmosphere as possible. Rituals and dances within the ceremony are based on the historical record kept by the Qing Dynasty.

The ritual parade is composed of 320 guards, just like in ancient times, and the creator behind the experience made the emperor’s sedan chair exactly as records claimed it was made.

The purpose of the God of Heaven Praying Ceremony is to demonstrate the importance of worship in Chinese culture and history. The show takes approximately 30 minutes but the recommended time to spend looking around the temple is two hours.

The Temple of Heaven is open 365 days of the year, just as it would have been in ancient times.