View of Tian Tan (Temple of Heaven) in Beijing, China. It was built in 1420 A.D. The emperors, as the Sons of Heaven, came to Tian Tan at the time of the winter solstice to pray for a good harvest and to render homage to the heavens.

Author / Creator Unknown
Format 1 lantern slide : glass, hand color ; 9 x 11 cm.
Publisher Publisher unidentified
Year date of publication not identified
HKBU Library collection China Through the Eyes of CIM Missionaries 中國內地會傳教士眼中的中國
Work type Photograph
Keyword(s) Temple of Heaven
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Cite this image as: "Tian Tan", in Hong Kong Baptist University Library Art Collections, accessed 22/05/2424,

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