Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
This has to be one of the most stunning edifices in all of Beijing if not in all of China. The hall dates back to the early 1400s. It is made of wood and the roof is absolutely fantastic consisting of blue tiles in intricate design. The pillars that hold it up are also wooden and the number of these is significant since they symbolize time in terms of the number of seasons and the number of months in the year. This imperial structure was burnt to the ground when lightning struck it in the late 1880s but it was rebuilt the following year. This structure is especially dazzling because of the fact that it is approximately 125 feet high and has been built without a single nail being hammered into it!
Address: Temple of Heaven