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Tiantan Qiniandian stairs

Abstract

Designed in 1531 (by the Ming Emperor Shizong, it is said), the Temple of Heaven's Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year known to modern tourists is the result of a 1751 renovation. The circular roof signifies Heaven, the square base earth.

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This image and its metadata are available for use under the Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5" license. You are free to use this work for any noncommercial purpose, providing you acknowledge both "IDEAS: Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies," and "John Williams, History Department, Colorado College." For more information on this license, please see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ For uses that fall outside this license, please contact IDEAS.

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