With nine considered an auspicious number, this gate was one of the nine altar gates within the Temple of Heaven Park complex. Note that you cannot enter…
Must see attractions in Beijing
- TTaiyuan Gate
- TTemple of Heaven South Gate
Also known as the Zhaoheng Gate (昭亨门; Zhāohēng Mén) the emperor and entourage would enter the temple complex through here. It's now one of the four main…
- SSheng Xi Fu Hat Museum
This branch of the famous Sheng Xi Fu Hat Store has a quirky, free-to-visit hat museum out the back, revealing the history of the company and of hats in…
- RRear Hall
One of the main halls within the Workers' Cultural Palace, but closed to visitors. It was used to store the spirit tablets of imperial ancestors in its…
- MMiddle Hall
Known locally as the Resting Hall, this imperial building has a yellow-glazed eave-hipped roof. Closed for visitors.
- EEast Palace Gate
The East Palace Gate is the main entrance to the Summer Palace.
- TTemple of Heaven North Gate
One of the four main access points to Temple of Heaven Park.
- PPhoenix Mound
A small islet at the southeastern end of Kunming Lake, the Phoenix Mound is a popular vantage point.
- KKāng Líng
The tomb of the Zhengde Emperor, who reigned from 1506–21. It's not open for visitors.
- DDé Líng
The tomb of Tianqi, the 15th and penultimate Ming emperor. Not open for visitors.
- RRuins of Zhijing Pavilion
These wistful ruins are found on a small island in the West Lake area.
- YYŏng Líng
The tomb of the Jiajing Emperor (1507–1567). Not open for visitors.
- TTài Líng
The tomb of the Hongzhi Emperor (1470–1505). Not open for visitors.
- MMào Líng
The 15th-century tomb of the Chenghua Emperor. Not open for visitors.