Imperial Vault of Heaven - Beijing

Posted by Lai Chan See (Singapore, Singapore) on 18 April 2015 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Imperial Vault of Heaven is part of the Temple of Heaven complex in Being, which is the largest existing sacrificial complex in China. Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) it was where all the Ming and Qing Emperors came to pray and make sacrifices to Heaven for good harvests.

 

Nikon D300
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F/5.6
ISO 400
48 mm (35mm equiv.)

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